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Trial and Audit: A Confusion of Aims and Method

Adrian Bull (Yorkshire Health, Harrogate, UK)

Journal of Management in Medicine

ISSN: 0268-9235

Article publication date: 1 January 1991


Clinical audit is the analysis of whether a predetermined standard of care is achieved over a given period of time. Evaluation of methods of care is an analysis of the benefits that might be expected to accrue from a particular method of treatment by statistical analysis of observations made on sample populations. The two activities have very different aims and approaches; they should not be confused.



Bull, A. (1991), "Trial and Audit: A Confusion of Aims and Method", Journal of Management in Medicine, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 36-39.




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