Charting in Australia

  1. Can anyone tell me if charting in Sydney and Melbourne are mainly paper based or if you have computer charting?
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  3. by   bethem
    Still mostly paper, but some hospitals are moving towards electronic records so that patients can access any facility and have all their medical records available.
  4. by   mmom51
    All my experiences in Sydney are paper based. Generally nobody follows the contemporaneous type charting which leaves them vulnerable to litigation as end of shift charting of events is more of a perception than a reality as one has to sit and figure out times and events and one is usually tired and a bit stressed depending on the situation
  5. by   Sonn
    all hospitals I have worked in within New South Wales have been paper based for report writing and obs.

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