clinical audit


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clinical audit

A term of art referring to the continuous process of assessment, evaluation and adjustment of practice by doctors, nurses and other health professionals, as carried out in the NHS (UK). Clinical audit is an ongoing process used to measure the quality of aspects of health care and services, and to improve that quality. Clinical audits are conducted in multiple cycles, where current clinical performance and practise are compared to set standards or to others, to identify bottlenecks or areas for improvement, which are targeted and addressed before the cycle is repeated.
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She also directed health department to introduce a mechanism for clinical audit and said that committee should be properly informed in this regard.
In the clinical audit of the hospitals, it will be seen if someone is prescribing certain brand of medicines frequently or unnecessarily due to which the patients will get quality treatment.
Meanwhile, a question of Inayatullah Khan of Jamaat-e-Islami demanding clinical audit, earnings and recruitment in Medical Teaching Institute (MTIs) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was referred to committee concerned.
Meanwhile, a question of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader Inayatullah Khan demanding a clinical audit, earnings and recruitment in Medical Teaching Institute (MTIs) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was referred to the concerned committee.Similarly, a call attention notice of Inayatullah Khan was also admitted for debate on the merged tribal district with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Clinical audit: PIMS to probe cases of hospital deaths
He said that all the death cases will be initially evaluated by the departmental death review committee and then will be referred to the senior cited committee which will conduct the clinical audit of all such cases regularly and a report thereof will be referred to executive director.
Islamabad -- Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) administration for the first time has decided to conduct clinical audit and constitute an inquiry board to ascertain the causes leading to death of patients during medical treatment.
I S L A M A B A D -- Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) administration for the first time has decided to conduct clinical audit and constitute an inquiry board to ascertain the causes leading to death of patients during medical treatment.
Why, because providers generally have a very weak understanding of the tariffs structure and the application of the medicines list, in that, if you don't get this right, the issues that are in the clinical audit report will continue to reoccur,' he admonished.
Questions were raised at the meeting by Dr Scally and scoping inquiry team member Dr Karin Denton over the 18-month cut-off point chosen by the HSE for the clinical audit.
Holding her rose aloft in First Minister's Questions on Tuesday, Jane Hutt asked the First Minister to respond to Ovarian Cancer Action's call for a national clinical audit of ovarian cancer in Wales.

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