Research Article

Case note chaos: prevention is better than cure.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1987; 294 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.294.6575.813 (Published 28 March 1987) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1987;294:813
  1. S M Hutchison

    Abstract

    The long term storage of hospital clinical records is becoming a big problem. A great reduction in the bulk of case notes can be achieved by compartmentalizing unstructured case notes. Such a system has many advantages for medical staff, and its widespread use would do much to alleviate storage problems in future years.