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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The audit loop was completed twice, once following the introduction of information booklets (2002) and with the introduction of DVDs, joint school, and web links (2015).
For this instrument to improve quality of care the audit loop will have to be closed in the centres where it is used.
We will have to wait for at least 3 more years to evaluate our 5-year results in order to close the audit loop.
1, which shows that there are essentially two recommended audit loops in the process.