The internal audit of clinical areas: a pilot of the internal audit methodology in a health service emergency department.
Alison Brown, Mario Santilli, Belinda Scott
Int J Qual Health Care | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2015
QUALITY PROBLEM OR ISSUE: Governing bodies of health services need assurance that major risks to achieving the health service objectives are being controlled. Currently, the main assurance mechanisms generated within the organization are through the review of implementation of policies and procedures and review of clinical audits and quality data. INITIAL ASSESSMENT: The governing bodies of health services need more robust, objective data to inform their understanding of the control of clinical risks. CHOICE OF SOLUTION: Internal audit provides a methodological framework that provides independent and objective assurance to the governing body on the control of significant risks. IMPLEMENTATIO..View full abstract