How to... ...collect quality data

April 2004
Medeconomics;Apr2004, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p26
This article advices general practitioners how to collect quality medical data. One should avoid frayed nerves in the practice by ensuring that data is recorded properly. Practitioner must get all of the team using computers. The whole practice needs to be familiar with the practitioner's system if it is to function efficiently under the new contract. Putting codes into the wrong field means payment data will not be swept up. Staff must understand that the system is automated and even minor errors count against their quality and outcomes framework results.


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