Audit Based Research at SALHN

Audit based research at Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) has no patient contact and involves accessing patient’s medical records to collect data to answer a hypothesis.

There are two types of audits:

  1. Retrospective – accessing patients records between a date range that is in the past
  2. Prospective – accessing patient records between a date range from submission your application to any date in the future.
    If the audit is prospective, please submit a low and negligible risk application.

Audit based research applications are reviewed out of session and do not go to full committee.

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