Can making physical healthcare policies more readable improve healthcare standards?

Waqqas Khokhar, Graeme Tosh, Andrew Clifton

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Abstract

Tosh et al. examined the physical healthcare policy documents of the three mental healthcare trusts in the north sector of the East Midlands Strategic Healthcare Authority in detail. We found significant disparities between the policies in terms of size, readability, external references and reading cost. All the policies incorporated vague language in their directives and none could be read swiftly. It is only fair to make a reasonable observation here that if a policy cannot be accessed or is unfocused or vague, then it will be ignored.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)500-500
JournalThe Psychiatrist
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2010

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