Development and reliability of the Royal College of Physicians stroke audit form. UK Stroke Audit Group

Age Ageing. 1994 Sep;23(5):378-83. doi: 10.1093/ageing/23.5.378.


This article reports the development of an audit form for assessing the quality of stroke care from medical records. A consensus conference to define standards was followed by testing of pilot versions of the audit form. Then formal assessment of inter-rater reliability was carried out in four centres using 76 medical records, each assessed by two of eight auditors. Inter-rater reliability was acceptable, especially when medically qualified auditors were used.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / diagnosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / etiology
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / rehabilitation*
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Documentation / methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Medical Audit / statistics & numerical data*
  • Observer Variation
  • Patient Care Team
  • Patient Discharge
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Risk Factors