retrospective chart audit

retrospective chart audit

[-spek′tiv]
Etymology: L, retro + spicere, to look
a format for an audit developed by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The audit involves several steps that outline a procedure for evaluating the effectiveness of the care given at a particular institution and for correcting any deficiencies found by reviewing the patient's records after discharge and comparing the data with standards held to be adequate by the Commission.
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In a retrospective chart audit of community health centers, Magnussen et al.
A second retrospective chart audit (N= 859) evaluated the incidence of violence against women identified after introducing an educational program in 2001 to the staff and adding a screening question to the intake procedures.
2004) also reported a lower incidence of intimate partner violence (9%) in a retrospective chart audit.