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Costing clinical audit: preparing for clinical governance

Jane Robinson (Change Consultant, Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust, Cambridge, UK)
Wendy Lefort (Research and Information Manager, Anglia Clinical Effectiveness and Audit Team, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge, UK)

International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance

ISSN: 0952-6862

Article publication date: 1 June 2000



Clinical audit departments will have to demonstrate more “business‐like” procedures such as rigorous project management in order to meet the demands of clinical governance. Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust Clinical Audit Department has developed a method of objectively estimating how long a clinical audit will take and therefore its resource implications. This information also allows accurate planning of a rolling programme and will assist in the adjustment of this programme according to organisational requirements.



Robinson, J. and Lefort, W. (2000), "Costing clinical audit: preparing for clinical governance", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 13 No. 3, pp. 111-117.




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