chapter  2
Audit methods
ByRuth Chambers, Gill Wakley
Pages 18

Look at your audit objectives and the reason(s) why you are carrying out an audit. Then choose one of the different varieties of audit methods to suit your investigation. You might use audit to:

set appropriate standards for your future performance

find out how you are doing compared with others

find out how you are doing compared with external criteria or standards

investigate a complaint or significant event

identify your learning needs, for example about aspects of clinical care

discover what service developments are needed, for example about access to, or availability of, services.