The TOS2 study: An international multi-centre audit assessing the standard of neurological examination

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Having previously demonstrated that in-patients referred to neurology at two UK hospitals were not fully examined prior to referral, we designed an audit with 80% power to detect a 10% increase in tendon hammer or ophthalmoscope use following an educational intervention. In-patients referred to neurology over a 4 month period in the UK, Jordan, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates were asked whether they recalled examination with a Tendon hammer, Ophthalmoscope and Stethoscope since admission. Results were disseminated to local medical teams and data were collected for a further 4 months. Pre and post-intervention data were available for 11 centres with 407 and 391 patients in each arm. 264 patients (64.86%) recalled examination with a tendon hammer preintervention, which significantly improved to 298 (76.21%) (p


Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • University Hospitals Birmingham
  • King Hussein Medical Centre
  • Al Ain Hospital
  • Queen’s Hospital
  • Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • Milton Keynes Hospital
  • City Hospital, Birmingham

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Hälso- och sjukvårdsorganisation, hälsopolitik och hälsoekonomi


TidskriftJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
StatusPublished - 2015
Peer review utfördJa