Evidence-Based Audit in General Practice

1st Edition

Authors:

  • Richard Baker
  • Robin Fraser
  • Mayur Lakhani
    • Print ISBN 9780750631044

    Description

    Each GP Registrar needs to conduct an audit in order to get the necessary certificate to practice as a GP. This book provides unique guidance and information on how to undertake this audit and has the potential to become the principal source of help for those wishing to apply for the certificate.

    The Eli Lilly Centre, where the three authors are based, is the foremost centre in the development of clinical audit.

    Table of Contents

    Foreword (Sir Donald Irvine); Preface; Evidence-based clinical audit - an overview; Developing evidence-based audit criteria and protocols; How to carry out an audit in practice; Improving the care of chronic disease - a protocol for an audit of patients with diabetes; Improving the care of acute illness - a protocol for an audit of patients with acute otitis; Improving practice organisation - a protocol for an audit of patients' routine access to their general practitioner; Improving health promotion activity - a protocol for an audit of helping patients to stop smoking; Improving mental health - a protocol for an audit of the care of patients with depression; Appendix 1 - Current Eli Lilly Centre audit protocols - list of 'must do' criteria; Appendix 2 - A check list for monitoring and reviewing audit projects; Index.

    Details

    No. of pages:
    160
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 1998
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Butterworth-Heinemann
    Print ISBN:
    9780750631044