Computer-based documentation: Effect on parent and physician satisfaction during a pediatric health maintenance encounter

Kevin B. Johnson, Janet Rose Serwint, Lawrence M. Fagan, Richard Thompson, Modena H. Wilson

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Objective: To investigate the impact of a computer-based documentation (CBD) tool on parent and physician satisfaction with a pediatric health maintenance encounter. Design: The project used a preintervention and postintervention design. The preintervention group visits used paper-based forms for data entry, whereas the postintervention visits used CBD. At the conclusion of each encounter, both the physician and the parent completed a survey that assessed their perceptions of the encounter's quality. Setting: Urban hospital-based pediatric teaching clinic. Participants: Parents and physicians of children 18 months and younger. Main Outcome Measures: Parent and physician satisfaction with 7 components of a health maintenance encounter (interim history, social history, anticipatory guidance, developmental assessment, physical examination, assessment, and plan). Results: There was no change in overall parent or physician satisfaction in the areas of communication or physician helpfulness. Physicians using CBD were less likely to agree that they provided clear explanations but were also less likely to agree that they "acted bossy during the visit." There was no correlation between physician and parent satisfaction or between physician satisfaction and pattern of CBD use. However, there was a strong correlation between physicians' satisfaction and the extent to which they found CBD helpful (Spearman p = 0.29, P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)250-254
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Volume159
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005

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Computer-based documentation : Effect on parent and physician satisfaction during a pediatric health maintenance encounter. / Johnson, Kevin B.; Serwint, Janet Rose; Fagan, Lawrence M.; Thompson, Richard; Wilson, Modena H.

In: Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Vol. 159, No. 3, 03.2005, p. 250-254.

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