Systematic methods must be used to develop review criteria

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7024.185b (Published 20 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:185
  1. Mayur Lakhani,
  2. Richard Baker,
  3. Robin Fraser
  1. Clinical lecturer Director Professor of general practice Eli Lilly National Clinical Audit Centre, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Leicester, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester LE5 4PW

    EDITOR,—We agree with Huw T O Davies and Iain K Crombie's comments about the difficulties sometimes encountered in identifying and using outcome measures for assessing the quality of care, and we too advocate the selective use of process measures.1 This, however, begs the question of how high quality process measures should be developed.

    Review criteria (audit criteria) are “systematically developed statements that can be used …

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