external audit

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ex·ter·nal au·dit

(eks-tĕr'năl aw'dit)
A verification of health care records by someone outside the organization to be sure that the health care facility is maintaining professional standards.
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If the governors veto were accepted, Illinois would be the only state to completely prohibit these types of outside audits.
The central bank said firms subject to outside audits saw their sales fall 2 percent in the January to March period from a year ago, based on a survey of some 3,000 companies.
In looking for a capable supplier of electrical components, it is important not only to choose one that maintains industry standard internal quality assurance and auditing programs but also is subject to regular onsite inspections and outside audits.
To Achieve the Cisco and ISO certifications WTS must go thru extensive outside audits of procedure, process, problem resolution and technical depth.
He questioned why it took so long to identify deficiencies, especially since similar outside audits had been done in previous years.
Not all private companies and NFPs are required to have outside audits, and having one could be a financial burden.
Regulators, too, are using independent verification as a legal settlement tool, forcing companies to obtain outside audits in cases involving alleged privacy and security violations.
In order to do this, they must conduct a self-assessment or must submit to outside audits.
Outside audits in 1996 told the agency that it was overcharged $4.