Are Surgical Objectives Important Enough to Document?

In the latest Becker's Hospital Site Review, readers can find a great piece by Dr. Jared Ament that asks if surgical objectives are important enough to document? Dr. Ament used mTuitive OpNote as an example of an electronic way to easily and effectively capture important information for outcomes measurement and surgical research. But, Dr. Ament asks, should the original surgical objectives of those procedures be included in that research? What insight can be gained from comparing the objective with the outcome? What harm could come from documenting the original intent?

Click below to read Dr. Ament's article: