Tick-box admission forms improve the quality of documentation of surgical emergencies, but have limited impact on clinical behaviour.

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INTRODUCTION We used modern error theory to develop a tick-box admission form for emergency surgical patients. The tick boxes were designed to actively direct care down appropriate clinical algorithms by encouraging staff to make decisions based on recorded clinical data. OBJECTIVE To audit the effect of these tick-box forms on the quality of… (More)
DOI: 10.7196/samj.7673

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