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Medical audit: basic principles and current methods

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Dr Michael Robinson, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, dealt with more general aspects and Dr Ann Gath, Registrar of the College and Chairman of the Medical Audit Working Party, with aspects of particular relevance to psychiatry.

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