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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1977 September; 27(182): 527–530.
PMCID: PMC2158487

Audit of a general practice


During a period of one full week, an analysis was made of the activities of patients (demand) and workers (service) in a suburban general practice. A data collection system was constructed and used by all the health centre workers. We sought to measure demand and service and to show the value of measurement (audit) of an aspect of service, i.e. prescribing.

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  • Berkeley JS, Richardson IM. Drug usage in general practice. An analysis of the drugs prescribed by a sample of the doctors participating in the 1969-70 North-east Scotland work-load study. J R Coll Gen Pract. 1973 Mar;23(128):155–161. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
  • Lynch MA, Roberts J. Predicting child abuse: signs of bonding failure in the maternity hospital. Br Med J. 1977 Mar 5;1(6061):624–626. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

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