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This book provides a clear and practical guide to implementing a clinical audit in practice. Divided into three parts, it introduces and contextualizes what a clinical audit is and how it fits in with other strategies such as evidence-based practice. The second part consists of a step-by-step guide to conducting a clinical audit project in practice and part three sets out the issues which need to be considered when implementing a clinical audit program and disseminating the results. By working through the manual, readers will be equipped to design, plan and implement a clinical audit project in order to develop patient care in line with the latest available evidence.
|Author Information||By Clare Mayo, Policy Officer, RCN Scotland, Edinburgh and Gill Harvey, RCN Dynamic Quality Improvement Programme, RCN Institute, Oxford, UK|
|Table of Content||Section 1 Clinical Audit in Context Introduction. Section 2 Step-By-Step Guide to Conducting a Clinical Audit Project. The Defining Phase. The Implementation Phase. The Measuring Phase. The Action Planning Phase. Section 3 Implementing a Clinical Audit Programme. Variations on a Theme. Wider Considerations. 8 Supporting Clinical Audit. Towards Effective Health Care.|