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Breast cancer development of a patientfocused audit tool

Breast cancer development of a patientfocused audit tool Aims To produce an audit tool which incorporates patient views on the whole process of care, for use in any district. Design and methods A steering group with multiprofessional and lay representation, from primary and secondary care, was set up to oversee the project. A representative sample of 123 women with breast cancer was identified from participating practices. Audit of care as described in general practitioner notes was combined with patient questionnaires and interviews. Results Worthwhile information of patients' concerns and the process of care can be collected by this combined approach. A questionnaire format is suitable for many aspects offering an interview as an alternative encourages some women to participate who would otherwise refuse. The information collected by both techniques is broadly similar, and interface issues are well covered. Conclusions This audit tool can be used by different providers or purchasers to give comparative information that addresses both patient and professional concerns. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Clinical Effectiveness Emerald Publishing

Breast cancer development of a patientfocused audit tool

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1361-5874
DOI
10.1108/eb020867
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Abstract

Aims To produce an audit tool which incorporates patient views on the whole process of care, for use in any district. Design and methods A steering group with multiprofessional and lay representation, from primary and secondary care, was set up to oversee the project. A representative sample of 123 women with breast cancer was identified from participating practices. Audit of care as described in general practitioner notes was combined with patient questionnaires and interviews. Results Worthwhile information of patients' concerns and the process of care can be collected by this combined approach. A questionnaire format is suitable for many aspects offering an interview as an alternative encourages some women to participate who would otherwise refuse. The information collected by both techniques is broadly similar, and interface issues are well covered. Conclusions This audit tool can be used by different providers or purchasers to give comparative information that addresses both patient and professional concerns.

Journal

Journal of Clinical EffectivenessEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1997

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