The Development of a Distributed Surgical Audit System

  • J. R. Coughlan
  • M. J. Taylor
  • W. A. Corbett
  • R. Shields
Conference paper


There is a need [1] for the collection and analysis of information concerning clinical workload and performance. The information resulting from the analysis of patterns and trends with the raw patient record data is a valuable tool for the improved management of both patients and the resources available [2].


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    Dudly HAF (1974) Necessity for surgical audit. Br Med J 1: 275–277CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Gough MH et al. (1980) An annual assessment of the work and performance of a surgical firm in a regional teaching hospital. Br Med J 2: 913–915.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Korner E (1982) Steering group on health services information. HMSO, LondonGoogle Scholar
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    Griffiths R (1983) Griffiths Report. HMSO, LondonGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Coughlan
  • M. J. Taylor
  • W. A. Corbett
  • R. Shields

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