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Round 4 included a spotlight audit on 'Hospital initiated prescription of psychotropic medication for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia', this module forms part of the Quality Account in 2019.

After analysing the data collected for Round 3, it became apparent that audit questions about delirium might be inconsistently interpreted, both within and between hospital sites. Hospitals were asked to submit data for a Spotlight audit focusing on the identification and assessment of delirium in order to look at variance in interpretation and to gain more accurate knowledge of the extent to which assessments are not performed.

Data collection ran from April to August 2010, with exception of the observation module which ran from January - April  2011.

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    We used HQIP’s UPCARE tool to collate information about the project governance and methodology into a single document.

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