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The Relationship between Inaccurate Data and Patient Harm

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Question: How might inaccurate data captured during the inpatient encounter result in harm to the patient? How can such errors be minimized? Make sure to recognize cultural bias.

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How might inaccurate data captured during the inpatient encounter result in harm to the patient? How can such errors be minimized?

Inaccurate data can be harmful because insufficient reliability and validity can result in an inaccurate assessment of the client. Therefore, it is critical to choose assessment tests that are standardized and reliable.

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In about 220 words, this solution provides some insight on the importance of accurate data when working with patients, along with the need for standardized testing when working with patients.

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