9.5 Collect data

The audit team is responsible for:

  • Informing all personnel involved in the audit
  • Ensuring there is a clear agreement about roles, responsibilities, and authorship of the final report and any publications that result from the audit
  • Training data collectors
  • Providing the tools for data collection, e.g. paper case report forms with subsequent input of data to computer, PDA or other portable device
  • Quality control of the collected data and of the data input process
  • Ensuring anonymity of patients, audited staff or institutions when required by protocol
  • Being available to respond quickly to questions and problems that arise during the audit
  • Ensuring deadlines are met

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