Medical Records

DUTIES OF MEDICAL RECORDS DEPARTMENT

  • Provides clinical data for research and education.
  • Assists in protecting the legal interest of the patients, physicians and the hospital
  • Provides a means of communication between the physician and other professionals contributing to the patients care.
  • Serves as a basis for planning individual patients care.
  • Serves as a basis for analysis, study and evaluation of the quality of care rendered to the patients.
  • Assists in the designing of forms for hospital use.
  • Assists in the quantitative analysis of patients care.
  • Registration of Deaths.
  • Preparation of Hospital statistics on monthly, quarterly and annually to the Federal Ministry of Health.
  • Coding and indexing of patients diagnoses.
  • Issuance of new cards to patients.
  • Storing and retrieval of patients case notes.

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