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Record Formats Retaining records based on the source of documentation is source-oriented records. When the nursing staff generates documents, those are placed in the medical section, and reports from radiology can be found the chart’s radiology section. Four components make up problem-oriented records: database, list of problems, initial plans, and notes on progress. An overview of the patient’s information is in the database, while the patient’s problem is in the problem list. The initial plan outlines the actions that will be taken to govern the condition of the patient as well as treatment. The release summary is in the progress note. It also details the care of the patient, his or her treatment and response to that care, and the patient’s state when he or she is discharged. Records in chronological order are called integrated records. This type of record
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Unformatted text preview: keeping is good for keeping track of how a patient responds to treatment based on results from tests. Each style of record keeping has advantages and disadvantages. In source-oriented records, the information is easy to locate, but may also be difficult for medical personnel to follow one diagnosis. Problem-oriented records require training and the same problem has to be documented several times, but all documentation is linked to a specific problem, which makes treatment and education of the patient easier. Both of these styles make filing time-consuming. With integrated record-keeping, the retrieval and comparison of information from the same discipline is difficult, but filing is less time-consuming, the records are easier to use, and all information related to patient care is filed together....
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course HCA 210 taught by Professor Timbouseman during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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