Audit and feedback: effects on professional practice and health care outcomes

Peer reviewed article

Jamtvedt G, Young JM, Kristoffersen DT, O’Brien MA, Oxman AD

Publication details

Number of pages: 85
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English


This systematic review analyze how audit and feedback to health care professionals to modify their practices in line with that of their peers or with accepted guidelines can effect the health care professional behavior.

The review concludes that audit and feedback can be effective in improving professional practices. The effects are generally small to moderate. The relative effects of audit and feedback are more likely to be larger when adherence to the recommended practices is low and for audit and feedback with or without educational meetings, when feedback is provided more intensively.[ from abstract]