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The Impact of Documentation Training on Performance Reporting.

Authors
  • Loftus, Terrence1
  • Najafian, Hadi2
  • Pandey, Sushil R2
  • Ramanujam, Paravasthu2
  • 1 Care Management, Banner Health.
  • 2 West Valley Colon & Rectal Surgery Center, Banner Boswell Medical Center.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cureus
Publisher
Cureus, Inc.
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2015
Volume
7
Issue
7
Identifiers
DOI: 10.7759/cureus.283
PMID: 26261751
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

With the advent of public reporting of clinical performance for physicians, the need for accurate documentation is essential. This study tested the hypothesis that a short tutorial on five key documentation tips for a group of colorectal surgeons could significantly improve their reported clinical performance. Data was collected on a total of 626 consecutive inpatients before and after the introduction of a short tutorial focusing on five key documentation tips to a group of colorectal surgeons. Quality metrics were compared between the two time periods. Significant improvements were observed for complications (p = 0.001), morbidity (p = 0.046), ileus (p = 0.027), and digestive system complications (p < 0.01). There was no difference in mortality (p = 0.569) or readmissions (p = 0.920). A short tutorial focusing on five key documentation tips is associated with improvement in the reported clinical performance of colorectal surgeons.

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