Audit and research: similarities and differences
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Audit and research: similarities and differences

Dinah Gould Professor of applied health, City University, London

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.

Nursing Standard. 22, 37,51-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.05.22.37.51.c6548

Correspondence

D.Gould@city.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review