Table 4

Expected impact of clinical governance

Predicted impactVery unlikely n (%)Unlikely n (%)Neither n (%)Likely n (%)Very likely n (%)Total
Reduced patient complaints16 (23)22 (31)25 (36) 5 (7)2 (3)70
Reduced variations in practice0 (0)1 (1)15 (21)47 (67)7 (10)70
Reduced use of ineffective practice0 (0)6 (9)17 (24)40 (57)7 (10)70
Better use of resources1 (1)10 (14)22 (32)33 (47)4 (6)70
Increased patient satisfaction2 (3)12 (17)31 (44)23 (33)2 (3)70
Document changes in practice0 (0)3 (4) 7 (10)44 (64)15 (22)69
Closer working between managers and clinicians1 (1)9 (13)18 (26)33 (48)8 (12)69
More open culture3 (4)2 (3)17 (25)34 (49)13 (19)69
Improvements in patient outcomes0 (0)2 (3)13 (19)35 (51)19 (27)69