History/Physical Requirements

  1. What is the standard requirement for most facilities regarding the number of days before surgery the history/physical must be in the patient's chart? Our facility has enforced a 1 week policy for all surgeries due to all of the problems the day of service. Any comments?
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Barmice
    Our H&P for any patient recieving anesthesia is to be within 30 days and updated within 7 days of the surgery.
    Sharon
  4. by   RNKPCE
    At our surgery center the h/p must have been within 30 days. It usually has been done but sometimes we don't have it in the chart and are running around calling offices to fax it to us the day of surgery.
  5. by   cab631
    Watbren: what do you do to enforce it?

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