Data retrieval in the coronary care unit: prospective vs. retrospective.

@article{Reed1975DataRI,
  title={Data retrieval in the coronary care unit: prospective vs. retrospective.},
  author={Dan E. Reed and C Lapenas},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={1975},
  volume={13 12},
  pages={1055-9}
}
A standardized system for recording patient care data for medical audit was developed and implemented in six community hospitals' coronary care units. It utilized the principles of predefining the data base and having both nurses and physicians participate. This system was compared with conventional retrospective record abstraction as a source of… CONTINUE READING