Quantitative Evaluation of the Effects of Computerisation on the Nursing Record
The nursing record gives a more complete and more accurate picture of the patient’s needs.
Clinical condition of patients is assessed more readily and quickly.
The use of non-approved abbreviations has virtually been eradicated.
Computer based nursing orders take slightly longer to maintain. This is outweighed by their better quality as well as by a decrease in time spent on reporting.
A system similar to that in Exeter would require capital expenditure of some £10,000 per ward and over £2,900 per ward per annum to run.
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