The researchers examined three methods of collecting implant registry data at three different types of hospitals. Collection methods included scannable paper forms, online forms with keypunching for implant data input and the same electronic form but incorporating barcode scanning for implant data entry.
For all methods, there was only 52.8 percent compliance on average and there was a decreased percentage of compliance with each successive data collection phase. On average, the total accuracy rate was 62.5 percent and varied significantly among reporting sites.
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