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audit

 [aw´dit]
systematic review and evaluation of records and other data to determine the quality of the services or products provided in a given situation.
nursing audit see nursing audit.

au·dit

(aw'dit),
An examination or review that establishes the extent to which a condition, process, or performance conforms to predetermined standards or criteria.
[L. auditus, a hearing, fr. audio, to hear]

audit

EBM
A systematic and independent examination of trial-related activities and documents to determine whether the evaluated clinical trial-related activities were conducted and the data recorded, analysed and accurately reported according to the protocol, sponsor's standard operating procedures (SOPs), good clinical practice (GCP) and applicable regulatory requirement(s).

Medspeak-UK
The oversight of a process or procedure, often understood to be by an unbiased outsider.

AUDIT

Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test. A screening test developed by the World Health Organization to identify persons with hazardous and harmful patterns of alcohol consumption, and which provides a framework for intervention to help drinkers reduce or cease alcohol consumption.

AUDIT

Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test A screening tool used to identify alcoholics. See Alcoholism.

au·dit

(aw'dit)
1. A formal review or analysis of a body of data, particularly fiscal accounts.
2. To perform an audit.
3. Detailed retrospective evaluation of medical records to assess quality of health care given.
[L. auditus, a hearing, fr. audio, to hear]

au·dit

(aw'dit)
An examination or review to establish extent to which a condition or process conforms to predetermined standards or criteria.
[L. auditus, a hearing, fr. audio, to hear]

Patient discussion about audit

Q. I would like to hear from you. I'm searching help for my son, who is suffering from Autism. I was wondering if any of the parents of children with Autism have noticed any changes when they change their children eating habits. If so, have you noticed any significance in the improvement of your child's behavior? I would like to hear from you.

A. I have a sweet little daughter who has autism. When I diagnosed her with autism, I put her on diet and trust me that I have noticed a significant change. I suggest you to give her home brand of safe food that will help more.

Q. How do I make him listen? Hi, My kid is so irrespective and just we have diagnosed him with ADHD. He is just seven years old and makes fun of his friends. It seems that they do not like him. Also if he does not like anyone, he seems to be uncontrollable. He never listens to me. How do I make him listen? I am getting stressed due to this.

A. Yes he needs control, but within your parameters. For instance you offer two of meal choices, ask him which one he would like. Both are nutritious and within your financial and time budget,(By the way a very nutitious varied diet is good avoiding junk food, artificial ingredients etc). Use the same principal with other things. He needs a structured environment, a regular routine and he needs to know what to expect. Its a good thing to have a family conference on a daily basis, if needed one in the morning to dicuss the days agenda and one at night to dicuss concerns and the ne next day. these need only be a few minutes. If the plans change he needs to know why. This involves alot of talking and input on your part. He also needs to learn cause and affect, or what his choice of what to do, or not to do; will effect what the out come will be. Whenever a request is made, the reason for it must be given in a calm manner. Always praise positive behavior, not that silly "good job",

Q. what is this immediate hearing loss???? I woke up yesterday and didnt hear anything, only very high tones in my left ear. I also feel nausious and dizzy. please tell me someone has experienced it and it goes away in a few days!!! I'm very scared to loose my hearing forever, it's been 24 hours that I'm almost deaf. thank you

A. Acute hearing loss can be caused due to an infection of the middle ear or internal ear that can cause dizziness nausea fever and vomiting as well. You should see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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The group engagement team may need to be more explicit and detailed when requesting certain audit procedures be performed by the component audit firm, and provide more detailed documentation requirements related to work completed for the component auditor in Country B.
Cultural differences between the jurisdiction in which the group auditor operates and the international jurisdiction of the component auditor can have a significant impact on group auditor oversight and review needed in order for the group auditor to use the work of the component auditor.
The nature of auditing requires that the auditor maintain a certain distance from the client.
SAS 65 suggests that the external auditor should inform the internal auditors about the following:
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The message the auditor general and I want to convey is that we are entitled to have organizational independence under the audit standards--and having the auditor general report directly to the secretary and under secretary of the Navy provides that.
102 describes "must" as an "unconditional requirement," meaning the auditor is required to comply with it in all cases in which the circumstances exist to which the unconditional requirement applies.
A centerpiece will be the Eighth Company Law Directive that will clarify the duties of statutory auditors, their independence and ethics, and introduce the full responsibility of the group auditor for the audit of consolidated accounts of groups of companies.
The text of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act once contained a provision that would have required the SEC to adopt rules "substantially similar" to its proposed 2000 auditor independence rule, which was more restrictive than the rule that the SEC eventually adopted after the notice and comment period.
This paper reports the results of experimental markets that examine whether uncertainty about the appropriate accounting for a transaction impacts the propensity of the auditor to violate her objectivity in a setting where the auditor also has an incentive to build and maintain a reputation for objective reporting.
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