In June, Northwest Ambulatory Center conducted a chart audit to determine compliance with the “HP on the chart prior to surgery” requirement. The…

In June, Northwest Ambulatory Center conducted a chart audit to determine compliance with the “H&P on the chart prior to surgery” requirement. The results are as follows:

·        A total of 1220 surgeries were performed in May:

 640 endoscopies

160 urological procedures

240 ophthalmologic procedures

120 otolaryngology procedures

60 orthopedic procedures

100 total charts were reviewed:

physician: Dr Northrop # of charts reviewed: 7 # of charts w/ H&P: 6 # of charts w/o H&P: 1

physician: Dr Easton # of charts reviewed: 22 # of charts w/ H&P: 22 # of charts w/o H&P: 0

physician: Dr Westerly # of charts reviewed:33 # of charts w/ H&P: 30 # of charts w/o H&P: 3

physician: Dr Southcliffe # of charts reviewed: 28 # of charts w/ H&P: 20 # of charts w/o H&P: 8

physician: Dr Penn # of charts reviewed: 10 # of charts w/ H&P: 10 # of charts w/o H&P: 0

Examine the results of the data and answer the following questions:

1.     What deductions can be made about the data collection itself?

2.     Propose a more meaningful data collection.

3.     What deductions can be made regarding the results of the data collection?

a.     Make a graph to depict the data collection results.

4.     Based only on the data collection above, make a graph which illustrates the missing H&Ps by service.