Record keeping by Swiss physiotherapists--a national survey of knowledge regarding legal requirements.

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Version: Final published version
ID Serval
serval:BIB_7B8A031B8781
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Record keeping by Swiss physiotherapists--a national survey of knowledge regarding legal requirements.
Périodique
Swiss medical weekly
Auteur(s)
Richoz C., Ayer A., Berchtold A., Richoz S.
ISSN
1424-3997 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0036-7672
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
27/10/2011
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
141
Pages
w13291
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: epublish
Résumé
A national survey conducted in Switzerland aimed to evaluate the knowledge of physiotherapists regarding the legal requirements for record keeping and to collect their feedback about record keeping in general.
Three physiotherapists from various professional practice groups and a lawyer specialised in health law developed a questionnaire that was sent to the 7,753 members of two existing national associations of physiotherapists. The questionnaire evaluated the participants' knowledge by calculating a score of legal knowledge, which had a maximum of 30 points.
We included 825 questionnaires in the analysis. The large majority (83.4%) of participants confessed an ignorance of the legal requirements concerning record keeping prior to the survey. The average score of legal compatibility was 8 points. The younger age of the physiotherapists was a significant predictor of having knowledge of the legal requirements for record keeping (p <0.001).
The participants had an appreciation of the value of records, but they did not have the relevant knowledge regarding the legal requirements for keeping records. The participants blamed a lack of time and remuneration for their failure to keep records according to known requirements.
All practising allied health professionals should keep up-to-date and accurate records that conform to active legal requirements and existing international guidelines. In addition to the existing legal requirements, the emergence of e-health and the electronic era will trigger major changes in patient record management by physiotherapists.

Mots-clé
Adult, Female, Health Care Surveys, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Male, Medical Records/legislation & jurisprudence, Middle Aged, Physical Therapists, Quality of Health Care, Switzerland
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Web of science
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01/11/2012 15:15
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03/03/2018 18:35
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