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State Reports The rightful inclusion of nurses as main players in However, the paper on which your article was based, pati~nt ca:e! implem~nting protocols, directly influencing focused on the all too frequent deficiencies of the qua~ty climca~ practice and assisting to raise the value/ medical component of the clinical record. It is qualIty. of medical records, will undoubtedly help to find unfortunately true that such deficiencies are not in the a solution to many of the deficiencies. hands of nurses to correct, and it is also true that on too Alan Barnard, RN, BA, MA many occasions this deficiency results in a successful legal action against either the hospital or medical staff, Lecturer in Nursing Queensland University of Technology or both. Legal action resulting from the inadequacies of nursing notes alone must be rare, which may be an indication that they are always so complete, or the fact RESPONSE that medical staff have the prime legal responsibility for Dear Editor, the major clinical decisions in respect to the patient. The deficiencies in the medical input to the medical Thank you for providing the opportunity to see the record have been well documented and the paper and letter from Mr Alan Barnard http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australian Medical Record Journal SAGE

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© 1991 Health Information Management Association of Australia Limited
ISSN
0817-3907
eISSN
1833-3575
DOI
10.1177/183335839102100416
Publisher site
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Abstract

The rightful inclusion of nurses as main players in However, the paper on which your article was based, pati~nt ca:e! implem~nting protocols, directly influencing focused on the all too frequent deficiencies of the qua~ty climca~ practice and assisting to raise the value/ medical component of the clinical record. It is qualIty. of medical records, will undoubtedly help to find unfortunately true that such deficiencies are not in the a solution to many of the deficiencies. hands of nurses to correct, and it is also true that on too Alan Barnard, RN, BA, MA many occasions this deficiency results in a successful legal action against either the hospital or medical staff, Lecturer in Nursing Queensland University of Technology or both. Legal action resulting from the inadequacies of nursing notes alone must be rare, which may be an indication that they are always so complete, or the fact RESPONSE that medical staff have the prime legal responsibility for Dear Editor, the major clinical decisions in respect to the patient. The deficiencies in the medical input to the medical Thank you for providing the opportunity to see the record have been well documented and the paper and letter from Mr Alan Barnard

Journal

Australian Medical Record JournalSAGE

Published: Dec 1, 1991

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