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by Robin Burgess
Last reviewed: May 2018
Clinical audit is one of the simplest and yet
most effective clinical processes. It has been practised since
the middle of the 19th century and has been enshrined in the
professional regulations of Royal Colleges and the General Medical
As well as ensuring compliance with
minimum standards, clinical audit:
This module enables practitioners to understand the basics of
clinical audit and why they should use it. By the end of the module
we hope that you will be able to prepare for and implement a
clinical audit within your own practice.
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