HQIP guide to using quality improvement tools to drive clinical audit

Guidance | Published: 01 Jan 2011 | Author: HQIP

The guide describes how QI approaches can be applied to clinical audit and specific QI tools that can contribute to the clinical audit process and when to use them. It includes:

  • The traditional model of clinical audit
  • A summary of selected evidence on the effectiveness of the traditional approach to clinical audit and the need for the QI approach
  • How a QI process differs from the traditional model and the implications of the change in approach
  • A summary of selected evidence on the importance of teamwork in QI
  • Stages in the clinical audit process where one or more QI tools can be used
  • When a QI tool could be used instead of or in addition to a clinical audit
  • What clinical audit staff and clinical audit leads may need to do to be sure that clinical audit works as a true QI process

Published 2011

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HQIP guide to using quality improvement tools to drive clinical audit