clinical audit


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clinical audit

A term of art referring to the continuous process of assessment, evaluation and adjustment of practice by doctors, nurses and other health professionals, as carried out in the NHS (UK). Clinical audit is an ongoing process used to measure the quality of aspects of health care and services, and to improve that quality. Clinical audits are conducted in multiple cycles, where current clinical performance and practise are compared to set standards or to others, to identify bottlenecks or areas for improvement, which are targeted and addressed before the cycle is repeated.
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We know that doctors wish to be involved in developing services, improving outcomes for patients and to do this they need opportunities to be involved in clinical audit, teaching doctors in training, research and delivering first class services within a stable team of doctors, midwives and nurses.
While the CQC said they felt the doctors offered 'an excellent service' and 'staff were efficient, helpful and caring', the report highlighted areas of improvement including ensuring practice audits were undertaken and completing clinical audit cycles to monitor performance and improved outcomes for patients.
The clinical audit emphasised reflective practice and using health information as a management tool at sub-district and facility level to improve service delivery.
Evidence is an important part of our practice, whether from pure research, clinical audit or health service evaluation, and putting that evidence into practice is an important step for all nurses to consider.
Iqbal Khattak member of the IMC gave a presentation to the IMC members on the hospital reforms focusing on the patient's feedback system , patients welfare, clinical audit, presence of Sr.
But the families are still awaiting answers after three police probes, a clinical audit and 11 inquests.
To supply fully hosted system, database, training, project management: patient feedback, friends and family, feedback for re-validation requirements, surveys, clinical audit, action planning monitoring (ideally).
National Clinical Audit of the Management of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia 2010: Full Report.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists will deliver this vital initiative, which is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership, as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme.
The Trust has previously undertaken thorough investigations into the three cases as part of its clinical audit procedures, and these reports have been provided to the coroner at his request.
But she said it would take months to find and put on to computers the clinical audit information that the hospital uses to record the diagnosis, care and treatment details of about 10,000 patients in the Monklands area.

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