The summary data may have been obtained from medical records, computerized databases, or observations from patients.
How does Audit & Feedback work?
A&F provides objective data regarding discrepancies between current clinical practices and target performance, as well as comparisons of performance to other health professionals (Ivers et al. 2014).
It is thought that demonstrating this gap between actual and desired performance can act as a cue for action and will motivate clinicians or healthcare systems to change their behaviour and address the gap (Ivers et al. 2014; Foy & Eccles 2013).
This explanation however does not address what the specific mechanisms of action are!