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Prospect and challenges of clinical coding and indexing in tertiary health institution Sokoto specialist hospital, Sokoto state

 Department: Health Information Management  
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 Project ID: 7690
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Abstract
Clinical coding and indexing play a pivotal role in maintaining accurate and standardized medical records, enabling effective healthcare management, research, and decision-making. This study examines the prospects and challenges associated with clinical coding and indexing within tertiary healthcare institutions, using Sokoto Specialist Hospital in Sokoto State, Nigeria, as a case study. The prospect of clinical coding and indexing lies in its potential to enhance patient care, facilitate efficient resource allocation, and support medical research and policy formulation. Proper coding and indexing can improve patient safety by ensuring accurate medication administration, appropriate treatment, and streamlined communication among healthcare providers. Additionally, coded and indexed data provide valuable insights for healthcare administrators to allocate resources effectively and optimize hospital operations. Researchers benefit from these coded records to conduct epidemiological studies, clinical trials, and data-driven healthcare studies, ultimately contributing to evidence-based medical practices. However, several challenges impede the successful implementation of clinical coding and indexing in tertiary institutions. Limited resources, both in terms of skilled personnel and technological infrastructure, can hinder the adoption of advanced coding systems. Moreover, the complexity of medical coding standards and the constant updates in coding guidelines pose ongoing challenges to coding accuracy. Cultural and organizational factors might also influence the acceptance and integration of coding practices into the hospital''''s daily routines. Furthermore, inadequate training and awareness among healthcare professionals can lead to errors in coding and indexing, undermining the quality and utility of coded data....
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