A clinical governance perspective on politics, politics aside
The challenges which COVID-19 presents to clinical governance has required intervention at the government level to promote safe, quality care in the context of a pandemic.
This has been exemplified via government directives regarding elective surgery, to reduce the risk of infection to surgical teams and patients1 and ‘to preserve medical supplies and vital equipment needed for the anticipated surge in COVID-19 patients requiring high-acuity care.’2 In the spirit of collaboration, which is imperative to good clinical governance, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons also commissioned guidelines to decision-making within this regulatory context.3
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