Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
versão impressa ISSN 0034-7167
DIAS, Teresa Cristina Lyporage; SANTOS, José Luís Guedes dos; CORDENUZZI, Onélia da Costa Pedro e PROCHNOW, Adelina Giacomelli. Nursing audit: systematic review of the literature. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2011, vol.64, n.5, pp. 931-937. ISSN 0034-7167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672011000500020.
This study aimed to analyze the scientific production about audit in nursing, published in national papers, between 1998 and 2008. A systematic review of the literature was conducted, with articles being searched in the databases LILACS and SciELO, from the key words: audit, nursing, quality health care and nursing supervision. The sample consisted of ten works. The analyzed publications describe the main distortions and non-conformities found in nursing records, relating them mainly with the quality of nursing care and with the financial damage to the institutions. The publications also include the administrative role of the nurse, especially her/his leadership role in the team of nursing; and nursing audit as an educational process
Palavras-chave : Nursing Audit; Quality of Health Care; Nursing, Supervisory.