Revista médica de Chile
versión impresa ISSN 0034-9887
OSORIO S, Guido et al. Medical audit, an undervalued management tool. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2002, vol.130, n.2, pp. 226-229. ISSN 0034-9887. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872002000200014.
Medical audit is defined as the critical and periodical assessment of the quality of medical care, through the revision on medical records and hospital statistics. This review defines the work of the medical auditor and shows the fields of action of medical audit, emphasizing its importance and usefulness as a management tool. The authors propose that every hospital should create an audit system, should provide the necessary tools to carry out medical audits and should form an audit committee (Rev Méd Chile 2002; 130: 226-9)
Palabras clave : Medical audit; Medical informatics applications; Medical records.