The future of clinical audit: the outcomes of a consensus conference

Mark Exworthy (Institute for Health Policy Studies, 129 University Road, University of Southampton, Southampton)
Andrea Steiner (Institute for Health Policy Studies, 129 University Road, University of Southampton, Southampton)
Sue Barnard (School of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, Burgess Road, University of Southampton, Southampton S017 1BJ, UK)

Journal of Clinical Effectiveness

ISSN: 1361-5874

Publication date: 1 April 1996

Abstract

Clinical Audit has reached a crucial point in its development. In this article, we report the results of a multi‐professional consensus conference held to consider the likely direction of Clinical Audit in the future. In a structured exercise, small groups identified four priority areas: integration of Clinical Audit with research and development, clinical effectiveness and evidence‐based medicine; development of audit methodologies; emphasis on multi‐professional approaches; and incorporation of Clinical Audit into purhasers' and providers' business planning cycles. Reconfigured groups then formulated specific recommendations in each priority area, to be addressed to clinicians, provider managers, purchasers, and the DoH/NHS Executive. Recommendations were validated by all conference practicipants post‐hoc.

Citation

Exworthy, M., Steiner, A. and Barnard, S. (1996), "The future of clinical audit: the outcomes of a consensus conference", Journal of Clinical Effectiveness, Vol. 1 No. 4, pp. 129-133. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb020849

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