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Research Article

Medical audit in neonatal care.

Br Med J 1980; 281 doi: (Published 13 December 1980) Cite this as: Br Med J 1980;281:1618
  1. T H Williams,
  2. D P Davies


    A system of medical audit on a neonatal unit based on the primary reason for admission may be used alongside the more conventional type of audit of mortality and morbidity by birthweight and gestation using a diagnostic classification of disease. The method provides a more accurate description of all babies admitted to a neonatal unit and thus a more comprehensive measure of work undertaken.