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Lithium audit in the Scottish Borders

  • John R. Taylor (a1) and Ian G. Dewar (a2)
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This paper describes the process of lithium audit at Dingleton Hospital, showing that improvements in clinical practice can be achieved and maintained by implementation of the audit cycle. Even our small audit involved all of the medical staff and several other professional groups and we found this multidisciplinary approach encouraged change.

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Aronson, J.K. & Reynold, D.J.M. (1992) Lithium. British Medial Journal 305, 12731276.
Clinical Resource and Audit Group (1992) Clinical Outcome Measures. Executive Summary of An Interim Report (Kyle, Chairman J.). Edinburgh: Scottish Office.
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Jones, D. (1987) Community psychiatry in the borders. In Creating Community Mental Health Services in Scotland, Vol 2 (ed Drucker, N.). Scottish Association for Mental Health.
Kehoe, R.F. & Mander, A.J. (1992) Lithium treatment: prescribing and monitoring habits in hospital and general practice. British Medical Journal 304, 552554.
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Lithium audit in the Scottish Borders

  • John R. Taylor (a1) and Ian G. Dewar (a2)
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