How much do standardized forms improve the documentation of quality of care?

@article{Parikh2007HowMD,
  title={How much do standardized forms improve the documentation of quality of care?},
  author={Janak Atul Parikh and Irina Yermilov and Sushma Jain and Marcia L. McGory and Clifford Y. Ko and Melinda A. Maggard},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2007},
  volume={143 1},
  pages={158-63}
}
BACKGROUND Chart abstraction is a common method for measuring the quality of surgical care. In this study we examine how the use of standardized operative dictation and history forms improves documentation rates of bariatric quality measures. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two independent reviewers evaluated 201 patient charts from two multi-surgeon bariatric surgery practices for documentation of five intraoperative and seven preoperative bariatric quality measures. Group 1 used fully standardized… CONTINUE READING

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