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Psychiatric audit

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Medical audit has been defined “as the systematic, critical analysis of the quality of medical care, including the procedures used for diagnosis and treatment, the use of resources, and the resulting outcome and quality of life for the patient” (Department of Health, 1989).

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Department of Health (1989) Medical Audit. Working for Patients. Working Paper Number 6. London: HMSO.
Donabedian, A. (1988) The quality of care. How can it be assessed? Journal of the American Medical Association, 260, 17431748.
Maxwell, R. J. (1984) Quality assessment in health. British Medical Journal, 288, 14701472.
Royal College of Physicians of London (1989) Medical Audit. A First Report. What, Why and How?
Royal College of Pyschiatrists (1989) Working Party of the Royal College of Psychiatrists: Preliminary report on medical audit. Psychiatric Bulletin, 13, 577580.
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BJPsych Bulletin
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  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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Psychiatric audit

  • Paul Hatton (a1) and Edward B. Renvoize (a2)
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