Inadequate documentation of urinary tract infection symptoms in the medical chart Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • We evaluated symptom documentation for 312 inpatients with bacteriuria by comparing information found in the chart with that obtained prospectively from the medical and nursing team caring for the patient. There was only moderate agreement (κ = 0.55), and only 77% of symptomatic patients had any symptom documented in the chart.

publication date

  • November 2015