Computer-based patient information. Legal basis, concept and 10 years' experience

Citation
Rt. Muller et M. Oldenburg, Computer-based patient information. Legal basis, concept and 10 years' experience, ORTHOPADE, 28(3), 1999, pp. 243-249
Citations number
9
Language
TEDESCO
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Ortopedics, Rehabilitation & Sport Medicine
Journal title
ORTHOPADE
ISSN journal
0085-4530 → ACNP
Volume
28
Issue
3
Year of publication
1999
Pages
243 - 249
Database
ISI
SICI code
0085-4530(199903)28:3<243:CPILBC>2.0.ZU;2-R
Abstract
Culpable deficits of the preoperative information cause a complete illegali ty of the whole medical intervention and lead to liability for any resultin g damage. In cases of controversy it's the physician's due to prove the cor rect preoperative information. To reduce these liability-risks a computer b ased information system has been developed. With its help an working sheet is provided which is individually adjusted for the patient. Based upon this record the real preoperative information takes place, after the patient si gned the record the physician keeps it at his disposal for proving the cont ents of the preoperative information. The conception's use over many years shows that overlooking essential aspects and misunderstanding can grossly b e excluded for the patient and a high quality of information can be reached .