TITLE

ARE WE DUPLICATING THE WORK DONE ON THE WARD? A COMPARISION OF GENERIC HISTORY TAKING OF HOUSE OFFICERS AND THE NURSING STAFF

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA106
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents a comparison of generic history taking of house officers and the nursing staff. It is known that nurses and doctors both record details of past medical history, social and family history, current medication and allergies, and vital signs "generic history" sometimes within minutes of each other. A prospective study of 100 case notes from elective and emergency admissions was undertaken. Completeness of various parts of the history and the recording of the vital signs was compared between nurses and house officers.
ACCESSION #
13219230

 

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