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Palliative Day Care in Practice$
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Julie Hearn and Kathryn Myers

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780192631831

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631831.001.0001

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Audit in palliative day care; what, why, when, how, where and who

Audit in palliative day care; what, why, when, how, where and who

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(p.94) 7 Audit in palliative day care; what, why, when, how, where and who
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Palliative Day Care in Practice
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Julie Hearn

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631831.003.0007

In the 1980s, the UK experienced an explosion of monitoring, evaluating, and assessing activity, and organisations found themselves subject to increasing scrutiny and accountability for performance. By the late 1990s, the emphasis had changed to quality, performance, and excellence. Clinical audit is at the centre of the reinvention of clinical governance in the UK health care system, and the use of appropriate performance measures and standards is central to audit. Audit aims to improve care for patients and families by assessing whether people are doing the right thing well. This chapter provides an overview of the principles of audit in palliative day care and gives guidance for implementing audit into routine practice.

Keywords:   clinical audit, United Kingdom, palliative care, health care, clinical governance

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