Letters Making audit sexy

Consultants do sexy audit

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2642 (Published 18 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2642
  1. Chris M Turner, clinical lead emergency medicine1,
  2. Terri M Bentley, consultant in emergency medicine1,
  3. James A Crampton, consultant in emergency medicine1,
  4. Shewli Rahman, consultant in emergency medicine1
  1. 1Emergency Department, Stafford Hospital, Stafford ST16 3SA
  1. chris.turner{at}midstaffs.nhs.uk

    Most staff in hospitals find saving lives “sexy,”1 and audit can be a major driver.

    As junior doctors in various hospitals we performed audit on numerous occasions. It was dull, predictable, rarely resulted in significant change in practice, and was generally regarded as a morning off for us. As consultants in …

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