Efficiency, Comprehensiveness and Cost-effectiveness when comparing Dictation and Electronic Templates for Operative Reports

@article{Laflamme2005EfficiencyCA,
  title={Efficiency, Comprehensiveness and Cost-effectiveness when comparing Dictation and Electronic Templates for Operative Reports},
  author={Mark Laflamme and Paul R. Dexter and Marilyn F. Graham and Siu L. Hui and Clement J. McDonald},
  journal={AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium},
  year={2005},
  pages={425-9}
}
Surgeons typically document operative events using dictation services. Dictated reports are frequently incomplete or delayed. Electronic note templates could potentially improve this process. Using a study design of alternating four week blocks, we compared the timeliness and comprehensiveness of operative notes created through the use of electronic templates versus dictation services for five surgical procedures. Templates resulted in dramatically faster times to the presence of a verified… CONTINUE READING
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