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Vital Time Savings Evaluating the Use of an Automated Vital Signs Documentation System on a Medical / Surgical Unit

@inproceedings{Meccariello2010VitalTS,
  title={Vital Time Savings Evaluating the Use of an Automated Vital Signs Documentation System on a Medical / Surgical Unit},
  author={M. Meccariello and David Perkins and Loretta G. Quigley and A. Rock and J. Qiu},
  year={2010}
}
Vital signs documentation was the focus of this study, because multiplication errors, transcription errors, illegible results, late data entry, misidentification of the patient, undocumented readings and missed readings can lead to faulty data, as well as unnecessary and potentially dangerous interventions or withholding of treatments. Technology is now available to medical/surgical units that automate the vital signs documentation process. This study compared the accuracy and time efficiency… Expand

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