Sue BarnardMSc, MCSP
Lecturer, School of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, University of Southampton
Research Associate and Clinical Audit Coordinator (formerly audit officer at CSP), Royal College of Physicians
Demystifies audit, outcome measures and evidence-based practice for physiotherapists Down to earth straightforward and practical. Contains numerous specially prepared examples from physiotherapy practice Will give practitioners the confidence to implement their own clinical audit schemes
A practical handbook that gives physiotherapists the whys, whats and hows of clinical audit, outcome measures and evidence-based practice.
This new text with its practical approach and sound advice will be invaluable to all physiotherapists struggling with clinical audit. The book has three main themes:
Why - why is it necessary? What - what does it mean in practice? How - how do we get started?
With its numerous especially designed examples this text relates clinical audit to the real world of the clinic and gives practitioners the confidence they need to implement their own schemes. Clinical audit made simple this book will be invaluable to all practitioners who need to look at what they do, how much it costs and whether their treatments actually do work!
Contents: Section 1: Development of clinical audit in healthcare: Introduction of clinical audit within the National Health Service; Evolution of clinical audit; Defining clinical audit; Basic requirements for clinical audit in physiotherapy; Clinical audit methods; Completing the audit cycle; Section 2 Integrating Clinical Audit into Physiotherapy Practice: From theory into practice; Making audit work; Structure audit in physiotherapy; Process audit in physiotherapy; Outcome measurement; Outcome audit in physiotherapy; Role of the physiotherapist in multiprofessional audit; Moving towards interface and inter-agency audit; Involving patients, carers and their representatives in clinical audit; Looking towards the future.
Readership: Physiotherapy practitioners working in NHS and private practice. Occupational therapists, osteopaths and chiropractors might find this book of use.