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Quality Improvement By Peer Review : Oxford General Practice Series - Richard Grol

Quality Improvement By Peer Review

Oxford General Practice Series

By: Richard Grol (Editor), Martin Lawrence (Editor)

Paperback Published: 27th April 1995
ISBN: 9780192625212
Number Of Pages: 184

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Peer review is especially effective in inducing change and improvement in practice in the long term, and is particularly appropriate in the UK and Europe - it is relevant, locally based, simple and educational. The original Dutch book from which this book was developed was well reviewed. The ideas presented in this book are mainstream and challenging and will help to extend the audit debate as well as to further progress in continuing medical education.

`Having read the book, I now realise how skilled the authors have been in condensing the information into 17 readable, well-presented, short chapters. This book is a good read. It gives a different perspective on the standard audit methods and provides clear, interesting examples.' Hilary Hearnshaw, Audit Trends, Volume 3, December 1995 `I thoroughly enjoyed and can recommend this well written and very detailed book, which is the thirty-second in the excellent Oxford General Practice Series. It has been meticulously researched, with over 120 references, mostly British. Helpfully it keeps jargon to a minimum, and wisely treats medical and clinical audit as synonymous. The writing is concise and logically laid out in 17 chapters ... this is a very good book, which I am very happy to recommend and one that I believe should be on the shelves of all practice and NHS libraries.' Tom Davies, Primary Care Management, Volume 6, Number 10, 1996 `easy and pleasurable to read ... The book is brief and to the point.' Dr Wayne Lewis, Doctor, June 1996

A model for peer review and auditp. 3
The use of guidelines and criteria in peer reviewp. 11
Observing practice and evaluating care in peer reviewp. 19
Improvement and change through peer reviewp. 26
Effects of peer review: the evidencep. 34
Conditions for the running of peer review groupsp. 39
Methods for observing and reviewing practice with peers: some principlesp. 47
Developing guidelines and criteria in peer reviewp. 62
Peer review by means of audio or video recordingsp. 68
Use of data on clinical performance in peer reviewp. 76
Mutual practice observationp. 81
Structured peer group methods: quality circles, case analysis, and critical incident analysisp. 89
Managing the peer review processp. 99
Instruments for review of general consultation skillsp. 112
Instruments for review of patient educationp. 125
Instruments for reviewing performance in common conditionsp. 135
Instruments for evaluating management in general practicep. 150
Referencesp. 160
Indexp. 167
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ISBN: 9780192625212
ISBN-10: 0192625217
Series: Oxford General Practice Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 27th April 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.31