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A study into causes of misfiling among health information management professionals in health records department - case study of University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Kwara state

 Department: Health Information Management  
 By: usericon iamjahmeyou  

 Project ID: 5636
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Abstract
The research study titled a study into the causes of misfiling among health information management professionals in health records in the health records department of University of Ilorin Teaching hospital, Kwara State. Filing system is an asset of documents in a prescribed order for the convenience of reference and preservation. The health record is of value to the patients, the hospital, the physicians, the researchers and for teaching. Failure by the health records officers to produce patients’ health records when needed due to misfiling will bring untold hardship on the part of the hospital and patient. Research questions were formulated based on the objectives of the study. Review of related literature and other books were carried out in order to have a piece of sound knowledge. Descriptive research design was used and the target population for the study was the staff of health records department in the hospital. A complete sampling technique was adopted and 115 questionnaires were retrieved at the response rate of 90% through self-administered method. The findings revealed that few units (26%) operate Alphabetical filing system and (86%) operate straight numerical filing system for patients' health records.60% said filing environments are not suitable for filing and retrieval of patients'' health records, 63% reviewed that the health record personnel are not adequate and 71% said non-health records personnel should not be involved in filing and retrieval of patients''health records. ...
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