A Study of the Storage Problems of Medical Records in Tertiary Hospital

Bhaskaran, VP and Satyashankar, P and Abraham, Tarun Koshy and Kumar, Naveen P (2012) A Study of the Storage Problems of Medical Records in Tertiary Hospital. Journal of the Academy of Hospital Administration, 14 (2).

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Abstract

The maintenance of the Medical Record is an essential task, advantageous to both the hospital and the patient. However the duration of preservation of records has long been a contentious issue. In today's era of cost-cutting and resource maximization efficient and space saving methods of records storage need to be used.The article discusses the medical record retention policy of a 1,500 bed hospital and the storage problems faced. It also lists the varied alternatives available and suggests a low-cost solution for hospitals in India.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medical Records Department, Record Retention Policy, Space Constraints
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Hospital Administration
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2013 04:20
Last Modified: 15 May 2014 09:42
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77844

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