Making Use of Clinical Audit
A Guide to Practice in the Health Professions. Health Services Management Series
This text is based on a project sponsored by the Department of Health which was undertaken in collaboration with members of professional bodies representing clinical psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech and language therapy. It explains to members of the health professions the nature of clinical audit and how they can use it in order to support them and the organization in which they work. The study is based on fieldwork and discussion in nine health units and with four of the health professions. The book is intended to present both the theoretical and policy backgrounds to clinical audit and to give guidance to those who wish to advance it.
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"A very thorough book which will be essential reading for the therapy professions, in both the public and private sector." - The International Journal of Health Care and Quality Assurance. "...an extremely good read for many professionals." - Nursing Times. "Those who are interested in the organisation and effectiveness of multiprofessional audit would be wise to read this." - British Medical Journal. "This book does make a valuable contribution to the extant literature sources on clinical audit...It is well researched, written and referenced." - Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing "The strength of the publication is to provide a much needed glossary of terms, excellent diagrams on clinical audit cycles, and itemised lists of main points. All these aids are necessary in such a complex field." - Journal of Interprofessional Care.