TITLE

Implementing a Legible Handwriting Policy

AUTHOR(S)
Zulick, Lewis; Farmer, Maura
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Leading Edge;Winter2006, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the decision of the administration of the Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic to create a medical staff policy to address concerns over the legibility of chart notations and physician orders. Due to inherent work habits and a lack of central authority, the problem concerning illegible physician handwriting may be difficult to eliminate. The proposed medical staff policy is detailed. Alternatives used by staff members who are having difficulty changing their handwriting include transcription, pre-printed forms or direct input into the electronic medical record.
ACCESSION #
20783694

 

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