Double documentation in electronic health records
2016 (English)In: Nordic journal of nursing research, ISSN 2057-1585, Vol. 36, no 2, 88-94 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Documentation in the patient record must be systematic and rigorous. However, each health care profession documents parts of the electronic health record (EHR) separately. This system can lead to double documentation. The aim of the study was to describe the amount of double documentation in health records for in-patients. A retrospective descriptive review of 30 records for in-patients diagnosed with hip fracture was conducted. Double documentation occurred on all records reviewed during the stay in hospital and in or between all professions reviewed. In total, 822 instances of double documentation were found. The EHRs available today are not designed to monitor processes. Instead, they follow each health profession, which can lead to double documentation. It would be desirable to develop an EHR from a process perspective and not a record per profession.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2016. Vol. 36, no 2, 88-94 p.
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-125446DOI: 10.1177/2057158515625368OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-125446DiVA: diva2:906116