What is Audit?
Audit is a quality improvement process that aims to improve
patient care and outcomes by carrying out a systematic
review and implementing change. Aspects of patient care -
including structure, processes and outcomes - are selected
and evaluated against explicit criteria and, where necessary,
changes are implemented at an individual, team or service
level. Further monitoring can then be used to confirm the
improvements in healthcare delivery.
National Institute of Clinical Excellence (2002)