At last, a book to take practitioners in the mental health field through the various steps involved in successful clinical audit. This book, including its team and individual exercises, is designed to help select topics for audit, to understand the methods most appropriate, to set standards, understand the significance of outcomes, and to bring about changes as a result. It is a practical guide to the analysis of health care, both for those working within a professional group, and for those in multidisciplinary teams. The book will be invaluable for all mental health professionals - psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists, psychiatric social workers - and purchaser or provider managers interested in clinical audit and the measurement of quality more generally.
Introduction. The Audit Meeting. Choosing a Topic. Audit Methodology. What is Your Data? Analysing your Data. Bringing About Change. References. Appendices.