Availability of Records in an Outpatient Preanesthetic Evaluation Clinic

  title={Availability of Records in an Outpatient Preanesthetic Evaluation Clinic},
  author={Gordon L. Gibby and Wilhem K. Schwab},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing},
Objective. Despite efforts to develop electronic access to medical records, there are few data on availability of past evaluations. Typical analyses assess only availability of paper charts. We studied the availability of prior internal and external medical documentation in the preanesthetic clinic of our tertiary teaching institution, which has had access to hospital-wide electronic records for five years. Methods. Residents and clerks answered questions on availability of desired pre-existing… CONTINUE READING

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