OASYS: a computerized auditing system for orthopaedic surgery

M. A. Stoodley, J. M. Sikorski

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Medical auditing based on individual diagnoses or specific therapies is well established. Auditing of all medical activity has an expanding role in quality assurance and research. In an attempt to overcome the limitations of existing auditing systems, a fundamentally different, flexible, high quality and easily accessible orthopaedic auditing system has been developed. This records a description of each component of patients' orthopaedic diagnoses, records treatment and complications, produces discharge letters and surgical log books and allows flexible and comprehensive audits. It has been in use in an orthopaedic service since January 1990 and has been successful in identifying problems and monitoring the effectiveness of changes. It is anticipated that the system will become more widely used and provide the basis for a 'user group' which will share the accumulated data and further development costs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-131
Number of pages13
JournalInternational journal of bio-medical computing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • adult
  • aged
  • aged, 80 and over
  • Database Management Systems/is [Instrumentation]
  • female
  • humans
  • male
  • medical audit
  • medical records, problem-oriented
  • microcomputers
  • middle aged
  • orthopedics
  • quality assurance, health care
  • software


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