Standardised program for medical audit is neededBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6955.672a (Published 10 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:672
- E A S Nelson
- Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong.
EDITOR, - A simple definition of medical audit, applicable to both developed and developing countries, is “the critical analysis of medical data to improve patients' care.” The type of analysis would depend on the detail and quality of the data available - that is, medical audit should be viewed as a maturing process, from the analysis of basic health statistics through to detailed analysis of the management of specific diseases and the use of resources.
My experience of setting up a system for collecting data in a developing …