A commentary on the quality improvement practices in leading an organisational response to audit feedback

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Abstract

Clinical audit is commonly used to assess and improve the quality of care. The impact of clinical audit on practice could be improved by supporting the ability of people who receive feedback from audits to mount effective responses. This article, written for people who receive feedback, audit providers and quality improvement leads, describes important practices in the organisational response to feedback. The practices were identified through work to describe the current response to national audit and draw upon theory-informed hypotheses for
enhancing audit and feedback. Both the content and implementation of the practices were co-designed with stakeholders and tested alongside different national audits. The identified quality improvement practices provide practical
guidance for feedback recipients and enable providers and quality improvement leads to consider the capabilities required for such practices. The approach resonates with organisational readiness to change theory, proposing that informational appraisal and change commitment underpin effective improvement actions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-171
Number of pages6
JournalJBI evidence implementation
Volume20
Issue number3
Early online date30 Aug 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2022

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