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Tabbed Charts Improve Surgeon Compliance
OSD Staff
Publish Date: March 3, 2015   |  Tags:   Ideas That Work
important documents ON THE TAB Mark the important documents surgeons must complete before and after surgery.

Paperwork Plus
Tabbed Charts Improve Surgeon Compliance

We constantly struggled with getting physicians to update H&Ps in pre-op and to complete their immediate post-op notes. Adding attention-grabbing tabs to patients' charts helped a great deal. We use bright colors to draw attention to the 2 forms that surgeons need to fill out: the H&P and the procedure notes. It's a pretty simple concept, but we've achieved great results.

Linda Fischer, RN, MS
Victory Healthcare
The Woodlands, Texas
[email protected]

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