Improvement in documentation of compartment syndrome with a chart insert

Brett M. Cascio, Dhruv B. Pateder, Adam J. Farber, Dennis E. Kramer, Michael C. Ain, Frank J. Frassica

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To improve documentation of compartment syndrome, an educational program was instituted and a chart insert consisting of a preprinted checklist of history and physical examination parameters for at-risk patients was created. From October 2004 to May 2005, a total of 45 consecutive at-risk patients were identified. Progress notes were divided into group 1 (educational program alone) and group 2 (educational program and checklist). Group 2 showed more complete documentation than group 1. The combination of a chart insert and an educational program proved to be more effective than an educational program alone for improving the documentation of compartment syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Cascio, B. M., Pateder, D. B., Farber, A. J., Kramer, D. E., Ain, M. C., & Frassica, F. J. (2008). Improvement in documentation of compartment syndrome with a chart insert. Orthopedics, 31(4).