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Otago Clinical Audit

Based in Dunedin Hospital, Otago Clinical Audit is a research unit housed within the Department of Surgical Sciences, Dunedin School of Medicine.

Since 1987, the Clinical Audit team have been refining a program that collects, verifies, and reports audit data. Information gained from this process has enabled surgeons at Dunedin Hospital to incorporate relatively unobtrusive audit practices into the routines of busy surgical units.

Now, after three decades of careful development and refinement, Clinical Audit are proud to make the DIVA software available to clinicians, hospitals, and health systems worldwide.

Otago Clinical Audit website
Learn more about DIVA software

Our people at Otago Clinical Audit


Professor Andre van Rij

Professor Andre van Rij has been the Director of Otago Clinical Audit since its inception in 1988 (four years after the Department of Surgical Sciences' first computerised surgical audits).

Professor van Rij is the Ralph Barnett Professor of Surgery, a Senior Vascular Surgeon, and the Associate Dean (Research) at the Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago.

Professor van Rij is intimately involved with clinical and administrative responsibilities in day-to-day clinical audit processes.

Our staff

With over 25 years' experience in both performing audits, and providing audit software and services to organisations throughout Australia and New Zealand, our staff are committed to:

  • The ongoing development and improvement of the processes of audit and outcome evaluation, as well as the software to support these processes
  • Working in close collaboration with clinicians, and ensuring clinical audit works for them
  • Encouraging research which evaluates and improves patient care through clinical audit

Contact Clinical Audit

We welcome your enquiries, however we encourage you to also visit our website, where you can learn more about our software and reporting processes. 

Tel 64 3 470 9850 (Dunedin Hospital extension 59850)


Postal address

Otago Clinical Audit and Outcomes Research Unit
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand
Physical address

Physical address

Otago Clinical Audit and Outcomes Research Unit
Room 2505, 2nd Floor
Department of Surgical Sciences
Dunedin Hospital
201 Great King Street
Dunedin Central
Dunedin 9016
New Zealand