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Embedding electronic growth charts into clinical practice at a children’s hospital
  1. Edward T Andrews1,
  2. Stephen Wootton2,
  3. David Cable3,
  4. Alastair Marchant3,
  5. Harriet Miller1,
  6. Justin H Davies1
  1. 1Department of Endocrinology, Southampton Children’s Hospital, University Hospital Southampton, Southampton, UK
  2. 2Biomedical Research Unit (Nutrition and Lifestyle), University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  3. 3Department of Informatics, University Hospital Southampton, Southampton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Justin H Davies, Department of Endocrinology, Southampton Children’s Hospital, University Hospital Southampton SO16 6YD, UK; justin.davies{at}uhs.nhs.uk

Abstract

Embedding electronic growth charts (EGCs) into clinical practice in a children’s hospital. We employed initial implementation in the outpatient setting and subsequently extended this across inpatients with the growth chart following the child’s records through both settings and significantly increasing growth data documentation.

  • growth
  • nutrition
  • growth chart
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Footnotes

  • Contributors The article was written and edited by ETA and JHD. Data collection was undertaken by ETA and HM. SW, DC, JHD and AM were involved in the design of the electronic growth charts.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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