Reliability of medical audit in quality assessment of medical care.

  title={Reliability of medical audit in quality assessment of medical care.},
  author={Camacho and Rubin},
  journal={Cadernos de saude publica},
  volume={12 Suppl 2},
Medical audit of hospital records has been a major component of quality of care assessment, although physician judgment is known to have low reliability. We estimated interrater agreement of quality assessment in a sample of patients with cardiac conditions admitted to an American teaching hospital. Physician-reviewers used structured review methods designed to improve quality assessment based on judgment. Chance-corrected agreement for the items considered more relevant to process and outcome… CONTINUE READING

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