Problem Acuteness and Medical Record Utility

Carmi Z. Margolis, Basil A. Porter

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We studied the usefulness of having the patient's medical record available to the pediatrician at the time of the patient's visit. For most acute problems, the medical record had no effect on the management of the patient, whereas the record frequently affected the handling of chronic or recurrent problems. These results suggest a means of improving the effectiveness of pediatric emergency room management and also a means for defining empirically criteria for evaluation of care by record audit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1115-1116
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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