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Quality Assurance Ward Audit

Quality Assurance Ward Audit Describes a methodology for measuring standards of patient care available on wards. The quality assurance ward audit is a selfcontained package developed as a management tool to maintain and whee necessary improve quality standards on individual wards. Describes the main features of the package, together with the audit process. These have been designed with practicality, ease of use and consistency of application in mind. Outlines the roles of assessor, ward staff and patients in the audit. Stresses the importance of feedback to staff, and the use of the ward audit as a motivator. Describes the mechanisms for using the audit as part of the management process, not just a oneoff audit event, and outlines some of the positive achievements resulting from use of the quality assurance ward audit. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0952-6862
DOI
10.1108/09526869210008185
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Abstract

Describes a methodology for measuring standards of patient care available on wards. The quality assurance ward audit is a selfcontained package developed as a management tool to maintain and whee necessary improve quality standards on individual wards. Describes the main features of the package, together with the audit process. These have been designed with practicality, ease of use and consistency of application in mind. Outlines the roles of assessor, ward staff and patients in the audit. Stresses the importance of feedback to staff, and the use of the ward audit as a motivator. Describes the mechanisms for using the audit as part of the management process, not just a oneoff audit event, and outlines some of the positive achievements resulting from use of the quality assurance ward audit.

Journal

International Journal of Health Care Quality AssuranceEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1992

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