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Clinical Audit Resources

Standards for a national clinical auditClick here for a copy of Standards for a National Clinical Audit.

Clinical audit strategy sample documentClick here for a pdf copy of a sample clinical audit strategy document for a healthcare organization.

Knowledge and skills related to clinical auditClick here for a pdf copy of a list of knowledge and skills related to clinical audit.   

Clinical audit glossaryClick here for a pdf copy of a glossary of terms related to clinical audit.    

Clinical audit's purpose, an opinionClick here for a link to the Faculty Dental Journal's content platform, IngentaConnect to get a copy of the article, What is clinical audit's purpose: quality assurance or quality improvement? The article by Nancy Dixon explains why some evidence suggests that clinical audit is not effective in producing improvements in the quality of patient care and describes an improvement-driven approach to clinical audit.

Clinical auditing as a quality improvement processClick here for a link to Kwaliteit in Zorg, the Dutch Journal on Quality in Health to get a copy of the article, Clinical auditing as a quality improvement process — a paradigm shift from audit and feedback. The article by Nancy Dixon gives an insight into the shift in understanding of clinical audit from quality assessment to quality improvement. It provides case studies that illustrate action interventions to achieve improvements in care that benefit patients.

Clinical Audit Forms

Clinical audit forms (pdf)Click here for standard forms to structure a clinical audit proposal, data collection and report of findings for a clinical audit.

How to use clinical audit forms (pdf) Click here for guidance on how to use standard forms to structure a clinical audit proposal, data collection and report of findings for a clinical audit.

Example of completed clinical audit forms (pdf)Click here for a completed example of using standard forms to structure a clinical audit proposal, data collection and report of findings for a clinical audit.

Other Resources


Writing for publication adviceClick here for a link to the International Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation to get a copy of the article, Writing for Publication for the first time — Try the hunter style. The article is written by Nancy Dixon. It compares the hunter and gatherer styles of writing and provides practical points about writing clearly for the first time author.

Writing for publication adviceClick here for a link to the International Journal for Quality in Health Care to get a copy of the article, Writing for Publication: A Guide for New Authors. The article written by Nancy Dixon gives guidance for preparing a manuscript on a clinical audit or quality or safety improvement project.