Research Article

Accuracy of hospital activity analysis operation codes.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1982; 284 doi: (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


    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.