Consistency of referral documentation by pediatric nurse practitioners at a county health department

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159838
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Presentation
Title:
Consistency of referral documentation by pediatric nurse practitioners at a county health department
Abstract:
Consistency of referral documentation by pediatric nurse practitioners at a county health department
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Adamson, Krista
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the consistency of referral documentation by Pediatric Nurse Practitioners at a local county health department in northeastern Ohio. A retrospective, descriptive design was used. The percentage of correctly documented referrals was obtained using an investigator developed guide to review the charts of all patients (N=123) seen by a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in a six month period. The plan of care was compared to the billing sheet to determine consistency. Findings indicated that the consistency of referral documentation was at 50%, well below the 100% percent set standard. Outcomes studies such as this one are useful in determining agency compliance with standards, validating practice, and recognizing problem areas. That the low rate of consistency was unexpected highlights the importance of outcomes studies in maintaining standards. Further study is recommended to understand possible reasons for documentation inconsistency and how inconsistent documentation impacts patient outcomes and reimbursement.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleConsistency of referral documentation by pediatric nurse practitioners at a county health departmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159838-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Consistency of referral documentation by pediatric nurse practitioners at a county health department</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Adamson, Krista</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ksadamson@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to evaluate the consistency of referral documentation by Pediatric Nurse Practitioners at a local county health department in northeastern Ohio. A retrospective, descriptive design was used. The percentage of correctly documented referrals was obtained using an investigator developed guide to review the charts of all patients (N=123) seen by a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in a six month period. The plan of care was compared to the billing sheet to determine consistency. Findings indicated that the consistency of referral documentation was at 50%, well below the 100% percent set standard. Outcomes studies such as this one are useful in determining agency compliance with standards, validating practice, and recognizing problem areas. That the low rate of consistency was unexpected highlights the importance of outcomes studies in maintaining standards. Further study is recommended to understand possible reasons for documentation inconsistency and how inconsistent documentation impacts patient outcomes and reimbursement.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:22:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:22:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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