Workload Measurement: A Survey of Computerized Data Collection
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The results of a national survey which examined current computer usage and occupational therapist direct entry of Workload Measurement Data is presented. Results indicated an almost equal distribution of departments using computers versus not using computers. A variety of software packages are used for the purposes of collecting workload measurement data, but the majority of departments use customized in-house programmes. The most common method of data entry was a clerk in a central location, however, a number of departments are considering a switch to therapist direct entry. Advantages and disadvantages of both methods were described by survey respondents.
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