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By Ruth Chambers, Gill Wakley

Medical audit is vital for demonstrating functionality for the standard and results framework of the GP agreement. This thoroughly brand new guide makes use of a pragmatic ‘how-to-do-it’ technique, associated on to the GP agreement, to make the venture of medical audit a good and worthwhile workout for either sufferer care and perform finance. by utilizing examples of scientific audit from round twenty varied scientific fields, scientific Audit in fundamental Care presents assistance and suggestion that may be built-in into daily perform. The instructed method will let managers, medical professionals, nurses and scientific employees to assemble the information painlessly and to attract significant effects from it. Its rules also will supply functional counsel to pharmacists and others within the multidisciplinary workforce excited by medical audit.

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To accommodate the new devices, he now wants to change the blood pressure monitoring system that was agreed by all involved after a previous audit. 4 the diagnosis or solution is wrong Example: an audit shows that few people attend the appointments sent out to them for review of their asthma. It is agreed that one of the practice nurses will phone patients who need an asthma review. However, the practice nurse only works in the mornings and few people can be contacted then. She feels that her time could be spent more usefully doing nursing tasks.

5 Wood L (2001) Review, Agree, Implement, Demonstrate. National Clinical Governance Support Team, Leicester. 6 Pawson R and Tilley N (2000) Realistic Evaluation. Sage, London. 7 Chambers R and Wakley G (2000) Making Clinical Governance Work for You. Radcliffe Medical Press, Oxford. 8 Bowie P, McKay J and Lough M (2003) Peer assessment of significant event analyses: being a trainer confers an advantage. Education for Primary Care. 14: 338–44. 9 Lazenbatt A (2002) The Evaluation Handbook for Health Professionals.

It is agreed that one of the practice nurses will phone patients who need an asthma review. However, the practice nurse only works in the mornings and few people can be contacted then. She feels that her time could be spent more usefully doing nursing tasks. 5 the change is overtaken by new events Example: many practices have put into place careful procedures for monitoring warfarin anticoagulation treatment. If the new oral treatment being piloted that does not require monitoring is successfully introduced,1 the actions following auditing of the standards of care for this programme will not be required.

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