Documentation: Its Importance in Medical and Dental Health Sectors – A Questionnaire Based Qualitative Survey Study

P Sridhar Reddy, Bina Kashyap
2019 Saudi Journal of Oral and Dental Research  
Aims & Objectives: The present study was intended to know the awareness about the recording and maintenance of patient data profile by the dental and medical clinicians. Materials & Methods: The study included google based survey analysis of questionnaire among the medical and dental clinicians. Twenty questionnaires related to knowledge, record maintenance and its advancements of collections were assessed. The answers were collected in tabulated data and statistical evaluation was done.
more » ... : Of total 484 subjects, 131 were the dental clinicians and 353 were medical clinicians. Difference in the response was observed among the dental and medical clinicians. Data showed majority 76.86% were good in record maintenance, 10.74% were better and only 11.98% were considered to be very good. Conclusion: Records should be durable and accessible but safe from tampering or falsification. Also the medical and dental professionals should be stressed to use of health information systems for data management, to ensure the patients better health.
doi:10.36348/sjodr.2019.v04i09.002 fatcat:rck7aplbz5haldxu3n4cefbcj4