Closing the Audit Loop
This resource has shown how audit topics can be selected and how
their structure, process and outcome can be audited. An example of how
all of these modalities of audit can be applied to one particular topic
(health surveillance for respiratory sensitisers) features in the
previous page and in Occupational Health Review 1995, issue
no 55. However once all this is said and done the audit loop must be closed.
A clear consensus must be reached on:-
All the above must be agreed and documented in such a way that it can be
followed as an "audit trail".
The major shortcoming(s) identified by the audit.
How these shortcomings are to be remedied
By what means?
How the remedial steps are to be evaluated?
A repetition of the original audit?
A different audit method?
What is the next weak link to be audited?
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Quality and Audit in Occupational Health, Report of the Faculty of Occupational
Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of London, ISBN 1-86016-000-X, 1995.
Audit is simply one tool for the achieving of quality in Occupational
Health. Consider in what context it should operate. Make some notes and
then go to the next page.