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NHS warned over record keeping

27th August 2009

The Audit Commission has called on organisations across the NHS to improve the standard of record keeping and clinical coding.

The spending watchdog says errors continue to be made in assigning activity to Healthcare Resource Groups. Its second annual analysis of the national clinical coding audit programme that is run as part of the Payment by Results Data Assurance Framework, highlighted concern at the poor quality of some medical records and said the major source of errors was poor source records.

 

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Article Information

Title: NHS warned over record keeping
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 12502
Date Added: 27th Aug 2009

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