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accountability

 [ah-kown″tah-bil´ĭ-te]
responsibility for one's own actions; this is a principle of professional practice that is obligatory for health care providers.

accountability

[əkoun′təbil′itē]
accountability or responsibility for the moral and legal requirements of proper patient care.

Accountability

Ethics The extent to which a person is answerable to a higher authority
Medspeak
(1) A condition in which individuals who exercise power are constrained by external means and internal norms. Doctors and health professionals are accountable before the law, the Hippocratic Oath, peers, patients, and grant-giving agencies (if they do research), to the public, insurance carriers, and government agencies.
(2) Taking responsibility for one’s own actions and defending them to anyone who asks (e.g. to stakeholders, the general public, colleagues, partner agencies and policy makers). Organisational accountability includes the statutory responsibility of the NHS and Social Services Department in the UK.

accountability

A condition in which individuals who exercise power are constrained by external means and internal norms Medical ethics The extent to which a person is answerable to a higher authority

accountability,

n an obligation to periodically disclose appropriate information in adequate detail and consistent form to all contractually involved parties.
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