Volume 2 Supplement 2
Audit rules OK! The benefits of an internal quality audit programme in the breast screening service
© Current Science Ltd 2000
Published: 1 October 2000
The Warwickshire, Solihull and Coventry Breast Screening Service's success in achieving ISO 9002 certification is endorsed by its continuous programme of internal quality audits. The objective of this study is to accentuate the key reasons why internal quality audits should be performed within breast screening and to outline some of the benefits realised within our own service.
To obtain accurate input for management decisions
To obtain impartial management information
To know factually if the service is at risk
To find opportunities for continuous improvement
To improve communications and motivation
To assist with training of staff
To assess the status and capability of equipment
To prevent management and business problems
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