The philosophy of medical audit and methods of data collection and statistical analysis have been extensively reviewed but less has been written about the effect of audit on medical practice.
The measurement of performance is only valuable if it identifies areas of concern and stimulated appropriate change.
This paper describes the work of the Salford Trauma Audit Group which has been developed at Hope Hospital, the problems that have been recognized, the strategies that have been introduced to effect change and their influence on management and outcome.
Analysis of performance reveals an initial fall in adjusted mortality rate from severe injury after the introduction of resuscitation teams, the adherence to Advanced Trauma Life Support protocols and an integrated multidisciplinary approach to trauma care.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Accident, Royaume Uni, Europe, Evaluation, Audit, Qualité, Homme, Echelle évaluation, Méthodologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Accident, United Kingdom, Europe, Evaluation, Audit, Quality, Human, Evaluation scale, Methodology, Diseases of the osteoarticular system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0623008
Code Inist : 002B16N. Création : 09/06/1995.