CLINICAL AUDIT. ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK!. WHAT IS CLINICAL AUDIT?.
ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK!
WHAT IS CLINICAL AUDIT?
The systematic critical analysis of the quality of clinical care including the procedures used for diagnosis and treatment, the use of resources and the resulting outcome and quality of life for the patients.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AUDIT AND RESEARCH?
Research is the search for new knowledge, that then tells us how practice should be done
Audit informs us if we are doing what we should be doing!
DON’T JUST AUDIT FOR THE SAKE OF IT
INVOLVE ALL WHO NEED TO BE
Should be realistic, evidence based where possible, practical and applicable to local circumstances
DON’T RE-INVENT THE WHEEL