Medicine And Books

Professional and Managerial Aspects of Clinical Audit

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 25 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:812
  1. Martin Lawrence

    Ed Anthony Hopkins Royal College of Physicians, £14, pp 148 ISBN 1 873 240 77 5

    When a subject is rapidly changing, a book based on a conference can be a good way of defining the “state of the art.” This is very much what Professional and Managerial Aspects of Clinical Audit does, and successive sections provide the current views on audit of purchasers and providers, the nine royal colleges, information technologists, and managers. The picture is comprehensive and clear—and depressing. If this is the offering of the best, what hope for the rest of us?

    Lack of direction and vision permeates the pages. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has as one main function “to suggest …

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