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Outcomes and Audit in Endocrine Surgery

  • Richard WightEmail author
  • David M. Scott-Coombes
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Abstract

Clinical audit should be an integral part of all practicing surgeons’ activities. To support audit in surgery, consideration is made of what makes a good audit and the steps needed to undertake it – finding and setting standards, data collection, analysis and interpretation, and action on audit results.

Keywords

Thyroid Cancer Clinical Audit British Association National Audit Good Medical Practice 
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Further Reading

  1. British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons. http://www.baets.org.uk/Pages/audit.php.
  2. British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists Standards. 2009. http://www.bahno.org.uk/docs/BAHNO%20STANDARDS%20DOC09.pdf.
  3. British Thyroid Association Guidelines and Statements. http://www.british-thyroid-association.org/Guidelines/.
  4. Good Medical Practice. Maintaining good medical practice. General Medical Council. http://www.gmc-uk.org/guidance/good_medical_practice.asp.
  5. Good Surgical Practice. Royal College of Surgeons of England. 2008 http://www.rcseng.ac.uk/publications/docs/good-surgical-practice-1
  6. National Cancer Intelligence Network. www.ncin.org.uk.
  7. Standards and datasets for reporting cancers. Dataset for thyroid cancer histopathology reports. 2010. Royal College of Pathologists. http://www.rcpath.org/resources/pdf/g098datasetforthyroidcancerhistopathologyreportsfinal.pdf

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck SurgeryJames Cook University HospitalMiddlesbroughUK
  2. 2.Department of Endocrine SurgeryUniversity Hospital of WalesCardiffUK

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