Improving health record quality in general practice


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The quality of patient health records is an important factor in the provision of safe and effective healthcare

Improving health record quality in general practice
Maintaining good quality patient health records supports appropriate clinical decision making and continuity of care, especially with the increasing use of shared care models and the introduction of a national eHealth record (My Health Record).

Further, the maintenance of quality health records in general practice contributes to data provision for research and policy, education and medico-legal purposes.

To assist with the maintenance of high-quality health records, the RACGP has produced this guide, outlining what constitutes a high-quality health record and how practices can put systems in place to ensure they produce health records that are fit for purpose.

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This resource is provided under licence by the RACGP. Full terms are available on the licence terms page.
In summary, you must not edit or adapt it or use it for any   commercial purposes.
You must also acknowledge the RACGP as the owner.


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