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The Bath Audit Course

the most simple way of understanding audit

07 Looking at your Results

The comparison is the easy bit.

Examples

 

Criteria

Standards

Results

All patients should be seen within 15 minutes of their appointment time

Minimum 70%

45%

All diabetics to have had HbA1C in last 3 months

Minimum 95%

90%

Drug allergies to be marked as “active problem” on computer

Minimum 100%

95%

Before you start planning changes, you need to work out possible reasons why the practice hasn’t met the standard you’ve set.

Think...

What reasons are there for practices not meeting audit standards?

In recent audits at our practice, reasons have included:

  • Practice reasons:
        • Results having been put down as free text on computer, rather than coded;
        • Opportunistic rather than formal recall system in use;
  • Doctor reasons:
        • Not all GPs were aware of the practice policy;
        • Not all partners agreed with the policy;
  • Patient reasons:
        • Patients refusing to have tests done;
        • Patients on holiday when tests due.

The Bath Audit Course, Designed by Dr Michael Harris (Bath)

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