Assess, Treat, Re-assess: Applying The Clinical Audit Process

Intro The clinical audit process is the process of applying a test or multiple tests with a patient. Then applying an intervention or combination of interventions and then re-assessing the original test or tests. This process can be conducted over a period of minutes or months. It is an incredibly useful methodology giving you feedback on the effect of your treatment. Further, if a patient centred test is used the patient indicates the success of the intervention himself or herself and thus there is “buy-in”. Case Study A clinical example is shown below. The case history is edited to only the...

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L4/5 Disc Protrusion Case Study

Introduction   This case report will outline the relevant subjective history and discuss the relevance of the objective examination. Then the analysis behind the rationale for the clinical diagnosis is reviewed. This is followed by an outline of the treatment plan and the discussion and evaluation that led to its formation. Why the objective markers were chosen is discussed, followed by how the treatment progressed and an explanation of why modifications were made. Lastly a reflection on the effectiveness of the treatment is given including the impact of the orthopaedic medicine course...

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