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A primary care physician and her partner, who have just opened their practice, newly employ you as a medical assistant.

Instructions
You have been asked by one of the physicians to set up a process for doing chart audits. You know that one component of chart audits is to determine what is to be audited and the criteria for that audit. Distinguish between doing random and convenience sampling and give an example for each type.

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Please see response attached, as well as presented below. I also attached two illustrative examples of chart audits, one using random sampling and the other convenience sampling methods. These examples are also referred to throughout this response. I hope this helps and take care.

RESPONSE:

Your attached assignment says this:

Attachment: UNIT5IPmedinfodrt - A primary care physician and her partner, who have just opened their practice, newly employ you as a medical assistant. Instructions: You have been asked by one of the physicians to set up a process for doing chart audits. You know that one component of chart audits is to determine what is to be audited and the criteria for that audit. Distinguish between doing random and convenience sampling and give an example for each type.

One approach to this type of question is to provide illustrative examples of the chart audit process, which you can then consider for your final copy. This is the approach this response will take.

Let's take a closer look at the two parts to this question.

1. You have been asked by one of the physicians to set up a process for doing chart audits. You know that one component of chart audits is to determine what is to be audited and the criteria for that audit.

Definition: A chart audit is an examination of medical records, electronic or hard copy, to measure some component of performance e.g., quality care (http://fmclerkship.mc.duke.edu/student/QI%20Project/MY%20QI%20The%20CD/Chart%20Audit.pdf).

The process for doing chart audits includes:

a. ...

Solution Summary

In terms of audits, this solution distinguishes between doing random and convenience sampling and provides an example for each type. Supplemented with related resources on audits and audit charts.

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