Sample Narrative QI Report for Audiologists
Important aspect of care and service:
Timeliness of intervention for patients referred to the
All acute and rehab inpatients referred for evaluation are
seen within 48 hours.
Means to trigger evaluation:
100% compliance expected.
Collection and organization of data:
- Data source: Clinical record
- Data collection method: Retrospective
Conducted in _________ (month/year).
Summary of results:
- Sample size: 10 acute care patients were referred for
evaluation and 5 rehab patients
- Number of rehab patients seen:
Within 48 hours: 5 (100%)
> 48 hours: 0
- Number of acute care patients seen:
Within 48 hours: 9 (90%)
> 48 hours: 1 (10%)
- Patients referred from rehab service were all seen within
48 hours. Performance on this indicator was satisfactory.
- All but 1 of the patients were referred from the acute care
service were seen within 48 hours. The one patient not seen
during this time was transferred to another service in the
hospital prior within 24 hours of being admitted.
Proposed actions to improve care and service:
- Audiology staff given in-service on follow up of patients
referred for audiologic evaluations to confirm patient's
presence on the acute care ward.
- Audiology scheduling staff will contact ward morning of
These results present a baseline from which to enhance the
timeliness of scheduling patients referred from the acute care
and rehab wards.
The above to be re-assessed in six months.
Adapted from: Lynn, D. & Riquelme, L.F. (1997).
Q.I. - The Easy Way: A Practical Guide for Developing Quality
Improvement Programs. Glenmont, NY: New York State Speech-Language-Hearing
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