FRCGP MB BS
Robin C. Fraser MD FRCGP
Professor of General Practice, Eli Lilly National Clinical Audit Centre, University of Leicester, UK
Mayur Lakhani Lecturer in Clinical Audit
MRCP MRCGP DCH
*first text on audit to become available to the GP registrar *from the foremost centre in the development of this method of assessment *useful data collection forms for photocopying/use in practice
A practical handbook on evidence-based audit for GPs.
Each GP Registrar needs to conduct an audit in order to get the necessary certificate to practice as a GP. This book provides unique guidance and information on how to undertake this audit and has the potential to become the principal source of help for those wishing to apply for the certificate.
The Eli Lilly Centre, where the three authors are based, is the foremost centre in the development of clinical audit.
Contents: Foreword (Sir Donald Irvine); Preface; Evidence-based clinical audit - an overview; Developing evidence-based audit criteria and protocols; How to carry out an audit in practice; Improving the care of chronic disease - a protocol for an audit of patients with diabetes; Improving the care of acute illness - a protocol for an audit of patients with acute otitis; Improving practice organisation - a protocol for an audit of patients' routine access to their general practitioner; Improving health promotion activity - a protocol for an audit of helping patients to stop smoking; Improving mental health - a protocol for an audit of the care of patients with depression; Appendix 1 - Current Eli Lilly Centre audit protocols - list of 'must do' criteria; Appendix 2 - A check list for monitoring and reviewing audit projects; Index.
Readership: 1. GPs 2. GP Registrars (postgraduate trainees); 3. Primary Care Groups