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Ebadi Fard Azar F, Hajavi A, Meydani Z. Retracted: A Comparative study of Medical Record standards in Selected Countries . jha. 2004; 7 (15) :16-21
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-160-en.html
1- Associate Professor, School of Management and Medical Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences
2- Faculty Member of IUMS Management School.
3- M.S. Medical Record Education
Abstract:   (6508 Views)
Introduction: Challenges relating to expense and quality, has induced an atmosphere in a way that decision makers at all levels are investigating for objective data to evaluate healthcare organizations. Since medical records documents the care of patients, and are considered to be the first yard stick to evaluate the care rendered to the patients, this essential that they follow certain rules and regulations, so that the quality of services offered by this department be compatible and durable according to evaluative standards.
Research method:
In a descriptive comparative study and with the assistance of fax, internet, and email standards of medical records in the United States, Australia, and Canada were gathered and compared with the Iranian standards.
Research findings show that the Iranian ministry of health science, and medical education has taken in to consideration the minimum standards relating to medical records policies and procedures. All countries under study except Iran had standards for education and professional development. Iran is the only country that the use of computer, and other technological gadgets were used without definiting its objective for use.
Discussion and result
: With a glimpse at the importance of the role that standards play in facing the expense and quality challenge in today's health care system, it is essential that medical Records as part of the system, abide by a standard and efficient system. But due to the constraints available standards prescribed by the ministry, the need to implement a standard system by the experts see use eminent.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2008/11/3

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