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
- P D Whates,
- A R Birzgalis,
- 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.