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Clinical Audit of the Outcome of Individualised Occupational Therapy Goals

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Abstract:

To reflect on clinical effectiveness and revise practice to ensure quality of patient care, the Community Occupational Therapy Service in Leicester developed an individualised outcome measure and audit system. Audits were undertaken in 1997 and 1998 and the results showed a positive outcome in 88% and 90% of individual goals respectively. Improvements to practice achieved through auditing the outcomes of occupational therapy were increased patient involvement in goal setting, improved documentation and treatment planning and positive marketing of the service to general practitioners.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1999

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  • The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) is the official journal of the College of Occupational Therapists. Its purpose is to publish articles relevant to theory, practice, research, education and management in occupational therapy internationally.

    BJOT publishes research articles, critical reviews, practice analyses, opinion pieces, editorials, letters to the editor, book reviews and an annual index. Please refer to the author's guide at http://www.cot.co.uk/british-journal-bjot/british-journal-occupational-therapy

    Submissions can be made at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/bjot

    The 2013 Impact Factor for The British Journal of Occupational Therapy is 0.897.

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