Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine

Volume 10 Number 3, July 2003

Clinical audit in emergency medicine

CH Chung

Clinical audit is the review of clinical performance against agreed standards, and the refining of clinical practice as a result a cyclical process of quality improvement in clinical care. The different steps of the clinical audit cycle are discussed. Publications on clinical audit in connection with Emergency Medicine are scarce in the medical literature. Clinical audit should be made compulsory for all healthcare professionals providing clinical care, and emergency physicians are no exceptions. (Hong Kong j.emerg.med. 2003;10:181-187)

Keywords : Health care quality, medical audit, quality control

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