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Pathways to professionalism? Quality improvement, care pathways, and the interplay of standardisation and clinical autonomy.
Care pathways are a prominent feature of efforts to improve healthcare quality, outcomes and accountability, but sociological studies of pathways often find professional resistance to standardisation. This qualitative study ...
Protocol and quality assurance for carotid imaging in 100,000 participants of UK Biobank: development and assessment.
Background Ultrasound imaging is able to quantify carotid arterial wall structure for the assessment of cerebral and cardiovascular disease risks. We describe a protocol and quality assurance process to enable carotid ...