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.
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/eb020849Download as .RIS
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