TITLE

Inadequate Documentation Can Be Extremely Costly

AUTHOR(S)
McMurtrie, Daniel G.
PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Click (1532-0391);Dec2003, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the need of maintaining proper documentation in medical practice. Health care spending in the U.S. in the year 2000 exceeded 13.2 percent of gross domestic product, and is expected to rise to $3.1 trillion over the next 10 years. One major area that needs constant management is the documentation in medical records. Without continuous vigilance, the result is inadequate and poor documentation that can burden a system into obscurity. Clear and accurate documentation of the care given to patients is the professional responsibility of physicians and other health care providers. Regardless of where the patient receives care, the medical decision making resulting from a patient encounter begins a process.
ACCESSION #
14727562

 

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