documentation trail

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doc·u·men·ta·tion trail

(dok'yū-mĕn-ta'shŭn trāl)
A detailed sequential record of events pertaining to a particular matter; used as a risk management technique.
Synonym(s): audit trail.
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I also have learned how healthcare organizations may create unneeded work and stress due to their poor registration processes and the inefficient documentation trail that's produced.
Action step: Start a documentation trail. Remember to include dates, times, and witnesses, and stay objective.
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