Audit is a systematic and critical appraisal of the planning, delivery and evaluation of service/s in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and quality, within given resources.
It is an important component of Quality Assurance system of any organisation or service.
Clinical Audit is a quality improvement process that seeks to improve patient care and outcomes through systematic review of care of health care team against explicit criteria and the implementation of change.
"Medical Audit" is a component of clinical audit and a planned review programme which objectively monitors and evaluates the clinical performance of all practitioners, by review and evaluation of selected clinical records by qualified professional personnel to identify, examine, or verify the performance using established criteria.
There by identifies opportunities for improvement, and suggests mechanism through which action is taken to make and sustain those improvements.
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
The presentation gives an idea of different types of clinical audit and hoe to perform such type of audits to sustain the quality of performance
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