Documentation and transfer of clinical information in two aged care settings

Australian Nursing Federation
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Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2005, 22 (4), pp. 40 - 45
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Increasingly, documentation, both formal and informal, is being undertaken by nurses using a range of modalities. In Australia there is a sense that the demand for this in the aged care sector is increasing in line with requirements of funding agencies. However, the scope of this activity and its impact on nursing workload in aged care facilities has not been rigorously investigated. Funding of aged care facilities in the public hospital system in Australia is dependent on documentation of care.
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