Team # 1004 -- Patient Weight Documentation
Student Affairs

October 2011

Objective

A patient’s weight can have significant implications on multiple health issues. The purpose of this study is to evaluate how often patient weights are documented in the chart.

Team Membership

  • Ann Shallcross, Leader
  • Chuck Moore, Member
  • Nancy Nolf, Member

Results Achieved to Date

  • ExpectedResults:

    The goal is to have a weight documented on 90% of active patient charts within a year of their most recent appointment.
  • Team Update

    Weights are not being obtained by the intake staff at the target of 90% - only 67% of the time in October 2011. Weights obtained by the clinician cannot be added to the VS reportable data once the intake staff have signed it off. A new encounter would have to be created to document the wt/BMI in a reportable form. Will report the findings and reminder of the goal of a weight on each chart at least yearly at the February Clinical Services meeting.

    June 8, 2012

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