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A policy on Quality in Healthcare for South Africa

National Department of Health, Pretoria, South Africa Country Resources General Health Policies South Africa 20 April 2007 Policy document health system, quality care

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The National Policy on Quality in Health Care provides a way to improve the quality of care in both the public and private sectors.The policy sets out the main objectives of Government to assure quality in health care and to continuously improve the care that is being provided.
Achieving the goal of a quality health care system requires a national commitment to measure, improve and maintain high-quality health care for all its citizens. This involves measuring the gap between standards and actual practice, and working out ways to close the gap.


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