Audit Cycle

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Audit Cycle

The period of time during which an audit is conducted. An audit cycle varies depending on the type of audit being made. For example, the audit cycle for a tax audit by its nature begins after tax returns are filed (or are supposed to have been filed).
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The aim of this study was to complete the audit loop again by assessing the patient understanding of the consent process in elective orthopaedic surgery following the introduction of DVDs, web links, and meetings with health care professionals and patients (joint school).
Re auditing is essential in order to complete the audit loop and implemented changes can be incorporated into the final results.
We will have to wait for at least 3 more years to evaluate our 5-year results in order to close the audit loop.