One of the main types of audit as applied to maternal health, is the clinical audit, involving assessment against explicitly agreed criteria with a view to improving the quality of care. This chapter looks at: the clinical audit cycle; key principles; its purpose, advantages and disadvantages; the process for conducting a clinical audit at a health facility; and other sources of information.
In: Beyond the Numbers. Reviewing maternal deaths and complications to make pregnancy safer, World Health Organization, pp.125-142.
Clinical audit: learning from systematic case reviews assessed against explicit criteria.