audit cycle


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audit cycle

The periodic performance of clinical audits after identifying appropriate topics, setting standards, measuring current practice against these standards, assessing recommendations, and implementing change. The cycle is often repeated to ensure change has indeed occurred and improvement is maintained.
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outside the normal surveillance or re-certification audit cycle
The statistical significance of the differences found in the two audit cycles was evaluated using chi-square tests.
The shorter audit cycle that comes with a lower risk score may also help to cut your tax costs.
The CAQ believes the discussion of AQIs should occur on an annual basis--possibly in connection with the timing of the required communications that take place in conjunction with the planning of the audit--with updates provided throughout the audit cycle if significant changes occur when performing the audit.
In 1996 Robson et al published a report on 'using the medical audit cycle to reduce CS rate' 5.
Each audit cycle was preceded by a 1-day training workshop based on a field manual and detailing the rationale and methods.
If the jurisdiction previously audited the taxpayer, the jurisdiction will most likely raise the same issues from the prior audit in the new audit cycle.
The agency reorganization plan includes violence reduction initiatives, three-tier prison system implementation, classification policy revisions and other new measures that are all enhanced and assisted through the 2012 internal management audit cycle.
After all, it's pretty common for the IRS to start up a new audit cycle several years after the close of a particular tax year.
The audit cycle may need to be repeated several times in order to demonstrate that the improvements made are really working as intended.
Remifentanil patient-controlled analgesia for labour: a complete audit cycle.

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