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The quality of nursing documentation in some private and provincial hospitals in the Cape Peninsula and the PWV-area

Susanne W. Booyens, Leana R. Uys
Curationis | Vol 12, No 1/2 | a219 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v12i1/2.219 | © 1989 Susanne W. Booyens, Leana R. Uys | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 September 1989 | Published: 26 September 1989

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Susanne W. Booyens, Department of Nursing, University of SA., South Africa
Leana R. Uys, Professor a n d Head Department o f Nursing, Natal University, South Africa

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Abstract

An investigation was undertaken with the aim o f establishing standards for the documentation o f nursing care. Nursing care records in the medical and surgical units o f private and general hospitals in the PWV-area and the Cape Peninsula were audited. A considerable number o f deficiencies were identified in the daily record keeping o f nursing care.

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