Overview
What is a Chart Audit?
Purposes of the Chart Audits
Chart Audits in Quality Improvement
Planning a Chart Audit
Questions to Consider
How to Conduct an Audit
Check Your Understanding
Using Results for Quality Improvement
Summary

Check Your Understanding

Question:
In the following audit results, what is the appropriate denominator if you want to know the percentage of patients appropriately prescribed antibiotics for community-acquired pneumonia?

Total charts in audit

128

Cases with pneumonia

75

Hospital-acquired

30

Community-acquired

 

Appropriate antibiotic

40

a. 128
b. 45
c. 30
d. 75
e. 40

Objectives

Question:
When benchmarks don’t exist, the audit is of little value. (true or false)

Objectives

 

 

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