This study sought primarily to determine the accuracy of bi-directional information transfer between patient-held records
and institutional clinical records by comparing information in both sources of information.
Writing from Bloemfontein, Dirk Hagemeister  asks why the patient-held records
, which have become such a routine part of ART and tuberculosis (TB) care for many of our patients, are less than routine for many of our doctors (and readers).
Among my other responsibilities I coordinated two IFHRO-WHO joint projects: one was the preparation and updating of an annotated bibliography on patient-held records
. The second project, a document on simple record systems for primary health care, was carried out by a working group composed of members from Australia, Canada, Ghana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, and the USA.
appeared to be most useful when children had multiple vaccine providers, immunization rates of 83% vs.
The material incorporates expected areas such as law, quality and patient-held records
as well as less obvious ones like filing, action planning and records as a management tool.
solve some aspects of the problem, but they do not solve the immediate access to clinical or social information, for the GP or specialist, when contacted by a nurse at home after hours (Shipman et al 2000).
The association of patient-held records
and completion of immunizations.
Reminder notices mailed to patients, literature distributed to patients, and patient-held records are examples of patient-oriented interventions.
Patient-held records in the form of the familiar pediatric immunization card have been shown to increase immunization rates across a broad range of pediatric groups in the United States. Dietrich and Duhamel found that a mailed "patient-held checklist" improved performance rates for cancer screening of getiatric patients.