Research Article

Accuracy of hospital activity analysis operation codes.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1982; 284 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.284.6332.1857 (Published 19 June 1982) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1982;284:1857
  1. P D Whates,
  2. A R Birzgalis,
  3. M Irving

    Abstract

    The accuracy of operation codes on hospital activity analysis printouts has been compared with unit and patient records. Inaccurate information is being provided by the hospital activity analysis in a significant number of cases. The same mistake is often repeatedly made, suggesting deficient monitoring procedures. These lapses occurred despite a unit policy of medical staff entering the operation and diagnostic details on the HMRI(IP) sheet and the checking of all entries by a consultant.