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Medical Audit

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ISBN-10: 052144604X

ISBN-13: 9780521446044

Edition: 1993

Authors: Simon P. Frostick, Philip J. Radford, W. Angus Wallace, Kenneth Calman, Terence English

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The application of audit to resource allocation and clinical practice has emerged as a fundamental principle in Western medical systems over recent years. Used effectively, audit can have wide-ranging benefits for both the patient and the practitioner, in terms of resource management and quality of care. This book reviews the concepts behind audit and the approaches that individual specialties take. First, the book describes the philosophy of audit and the requirements of various agencies such as the Department of Health and the Royal College of Surgeons for audit. Second, the book outlines the specific requirements of the major specialties and third, the book gives practical suggestions…    
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Book details

List price: $110.99
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/19/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 460
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430

Introduction
Audit - historical and future perspectives
Audit philosophy
Medical audit - a view from the centre
Audit - a view from the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Medical audit - the regional viewpoint
Medical audit - the needs of the District Health Authorities
Resource management and budget holding
Unit and district information systems
Read codes and medical audit
Data capture direct from doctors
Computer systems - practice, limitations and pitfalls
Paediatric audit
Audit in obstetrics and gynaecology
Audit in therapeutics
Audit in general surgery
Orthopaedic audit - guidelines and hints
Installing audit in general practice and general dental practice
Clinical audit in psychiatry - models for audit in mental health
Audit in anaesthesia
Audit in intensive care
Medical audit - lessons from the USA
Quality control in health care - the Dutch experience
Medical audit - experience from Sweden
Performance indicators
Measuring outcome and quality control
Audit - will it work?
What has been achieved so far?
A practical guide to audit