audit and feedback

audit and feedback

The measuring of clinical practice against a target derived from a recommendation by collection and feedback of pooled clinical activity or outcome data. To be effective, feedback of audit results should be made in a timely fashion to the actual decision maker, in a format that will help him or her improve outcomes.
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Audit and feedback: effects on professional practice and health care outcomes.
Purpose: To evaluate the effect of an audit and feedback intervention on the rate of FV applications during well child visits at 12 months compared to baseline values in a county safety-net system as measured by electronic billing data.
Methods: After assessing the rate of FV applications among 1-5 year olds at baseline time periods in 8 primary care clinics, we implemented an audit and feedback intervention in 3 clinics identified as low, moderate and high FV application performers.
* RESULTS Of the 7 components in the intervention model, prevention facilitators (PFs) visited the practice most often to deliver the audit and feedback, consensus building, and reminder system components.
The main components for creating change are audit and feedback of preventive performance, achieving consensus on a plan for improvement, and implementing a reminder system.