Audit and research: similarities and differences.

  • Dinah J Gould
  • Published 2008 in Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)


Audit is an important aspect of quality assurance in health care, but misconceptions concerning its purpose, use and the limitations of its findings compared to research still exist. This article identifies the key features of audit and research, and discusses the defining features of both activities and their relationship.


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