Evaluation of Completeness and Legal Aspects` Compliance of Emergency’s Medical Records in Teaching Hospitals of Zabol University of Medical Sciences

Mahmoodian, S and Alidadi, F and Arji, G and Ramezani, A (2014) Evaluation of Completeness and Legal Aspects` Compliance of Emergency’s Medical Records in Teaching Hospitals of Zabol University of Medical Sciences. Journal of Paramedical Sciences & Rehabilitation, 3 (1). pp. 33-39.

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Abstract

Purpose: Emergency departments have a basic role in saving the human life in any accidents. Developing an information system with an accurate documentation facilitates evaluating emergencies activities and providing quality care. The main objective of this study was to determine the rate of complete documentation and compliance of legal aspects in documentation of Emergency’s Medical Records in teaching hospitals of Zabol University of Medical Sciences. Methods: In this descriptive-analytical research, 500 Emergency’s Medical Records were selected by random sampling method. Two checklists were applied to gather all the information. First checklist measured completion of data element in Emergency’s Medical Records forms and second checklist analyzed the legal aspect Compliance. Since the first checklist used the standard medical record`s data item of Ministry of health, it was validated. Reliability and validity of second checklist were verified by of medical records experts’ opinions. The statistical significance was set to 0.05. The statistical package SPSS were used for the analysis (Chi-square test). Results: The amount of data recorded by physician, nurses, and reception staffs were 25.4, 52.6 and 67.1 percent, respectively. In general, legal aspect Compliance was 44.7 percent. Comparing hospitals` legal aspect Compliance ratio showed a statistically significant difference (P=0.0001). Conclusion: Our study showed that Emergency’s Medical Records were incomplete and legal aspects were not complied in medical record documentation. These deficiencies lead to loss of patients’ information. Therefore authorities, doctors, and medical experts should pay more attention to completeness of documentation of emergency's patient records in teaching hospitals of Zabol University of Medical Sciences.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Paramedical Science and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: jpsr jpsr
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 16:22
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 16:22
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6465

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