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Making routine data adequate to support clinical audit

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 11 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:665

“Routine” is inadequately defined

  1. J G Williams
  1. Director School of Postgraduate Studies in Medical and Health Care, Morriston Hospital, Swansea SA6 6NL

    EDITOR,—In their editorial on the need for adequate routine data to support clinical audit Martin McKee and colleagues fall into their own trap.1 They claim that unambiguous definitions are needed, yet use ambiguous words in their title. Our interpretation of “routine data” is data collected as …

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