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Let's Do Audit!
A Practical Guide to Improving the Quality of Medical Care through Criterion-Based Audit


  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781906985356

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About the Authors
  • This book is aimed at everyone who wants to improve the quality of the medical care they provide: nurses, doctors, managers, healthcare assistants, students, laboratory clinicians and so on. The book demonstrates how to examine the quality of the care you provide using simple steps: decide what you should be doing in any circumstance, examine whether or not you are doing it and then look for ways of improving your care until you are doing it correctly. The book contains six lessons, each designed to take around one hour, with exercises to complete. The lessons can be used by individuals or in a group setting. The book will be of interest to anyone working in healthcare practice who is keen to find a better way of working.

    • A step-by-step guide, reinforced with diagrams, practical advice and 'how to' tips
    • Lessons can be used by individuals or in a group setting
    • Of interest to anyone working in healthcare practice who is keen to find a better way of working
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This book demonstrates extraordinary clarity on audit and has been reinforced with easy to follow steps and diagrams … a MUST for all who want audit but don't know where to start.' Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781906985356
    • length: 104 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 5 mm
    • weight: 0.16kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Lesson 1. An introduction to clinical audit
    Lesson 2. Problem identification
    Lesson 3. Setting standards and establishing criteria
    Lesson 4. Measuring current practice
    Lesson 5. Analysing the data and comparing practice with agreed criteria
    Lesson 6. Implement change and re-audit
    Conclusion - let's do audit! References
    Appendix. Worked examples of audits
    Glossary of terms

  • Authors

    Andrew Weeks, Liverpool Women’s Hospital
    Andrew Weeks is a Consultant (Clinical Senior Lecturer) at Liverpool Women's Hospital and a Professor at the University of Liverpool. He is currently a member of the Joint RCOG/WellBeing Research Advisory Committee.

    Katie Lightly, Southmead Hospital, Bristol
    Katie Lightly is an ST1 at Southmead Hospital, Bristol.

    Sam Ononge, Makerere University College
    Sam Ononge is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Makerere University College of Health Sciences. He is also a trained clinical epidemiologist and biostatistician.

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