Describes a methodology for measuring standards of patient care available on wards. The quality assurance ward audit is a self‐contained package developed as a management tool to maintain and wheŕe necessary improve quality standards on individual wards. Describes the main features of the package, together with the audit process. These have been designed with practicality, ease of use and consistency of application in mind. Outlines the roles of assessor, ward staff and patients in the audit. Stresses the importance of feedback to staff, and the use of the ward audit as a motivator. Describes the mechanisms for using the audit as part of the management process, not just a one‐off audit event, and outlines some of the positive achievements resulting from use of the quality assurance ward audit.
Spicer, J., Walker, S. and Telford, B. (1992), "Quality Assurance Ward Audit", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 5 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/09526869210008185
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