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Table 2 A comparison of documentation errors in paper vs electronic records

From: The effect of nursing participation in the design of a critical care information system: a case study in a Chinese hospital

Type of Records Sample size Data (n) Data Item (n) Calculation (n) Legibility
Wrong (%) Right Missing (%) Right Wrong (%) Right Corrected No Change
Paper 500 35 (7.5%) 465 78 (18.5%) 422 72 (16.8%) 428 110 390
Electronic 450 7 (1.6%) 443 16 (3.7%) 434 12 (2.8%) 434 0 450
Chi square   16.6 37.2 40.5 120.0
p value   < 0.01 < 0.01 < 0.01 < 0.01