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Psychiatric admission booking: audit of the impact of a standardised admission form

  • Stephen Dinniss (a1), Jocelyn Dawe (a2) and Michael Cooper (a3)
Abstract
Aims and Method

We used a complete audit cycle to assess the quality and completeness of current admission bookings by junior doctors and whether the introduction of a standardised admission form led to improvements.

Results

Following the introduction of the standardised form significant improvements were found in almost all areas, including the recording of basic data, history, mental state, physical examination, risk assessments and diagnosis.

Clinical Implications

The introduction of a standardised admission form improved the completeness of information obtained. The form may also be used as an educational tool and to assist trainees preparing for examinations.

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Psychiatric admission booking: audit of the impact of a standardised admission form

  • Stephen Dinniss (a1), Jocelyn Dawe (a2) and Michael Cooper (a3)
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