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A structured examination in labour improves documentation

A structured examination in labour improves documentation A structured sticker for examination of women in labour was introduced at Arrowe Park Hospital in 1998 to improve documentation of examination findings. This study was undertaken to assess whether the use of the sticker improved documentation of examination findings and second, compliance of sticker use. A retrospective analysis was performed on 64 cases randomised by random number generated on Arcus Quickstat from 470 women who were induced by prostaglandin during 1 January 1998 to 31 December 1998 at Arrowe Park Hospital. Women were induced by prostaglandin were chosen as the study population to obtain data from early labour. A total of 229 examinations were performed in these areas. Statistical analysis was undertaken on Arcus Quickstat, and ?2 and Fisher's exact tests were applied to check for statistical significance. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png British Journal of Clinical Governance Emerald Publishing

A structured examination in labour improves documentation

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1466-4100
DOI
10.1108/14664100210446678
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Abstract

A structured sticker for examination of women in labour was introduced at Arrowe Park Hospital in 1998 to improve documentation of examination findings. This study was undertaken to assess whether the use of the sticker improved documentation of examination findings and second, compliance of sticker use. A retrospective analysis was performed on 64 cases randomised by random number generated on Arcus Quickstat from 470 women who were induced by prostaglandin during 1 January 1998 to 31 December 1998 at Arrowe Park Hospital. Women were induced by prostaglandin were chosen as the study population to obtain data from early labour. A total of 229 examinations were performed in these areas. Statistical analysis was undertaken on Arcus Quickstat, and ?2 and Fisher's exact tests were applied to check for statistical significance.

Journal

British Journal of Clinical GovernanceEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2002

Keywords: Pregnancy; Documentation

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