Medical Report Type in Liver Transplantation as a Quality System Document: New Prospects for Computerization

R. Ghirelli, E. Andorno, G. Biffa, G. Bottino, M. Casaccia, M. Centanaro, F. Dodi, R. Gentile, N. Morelli, A. Nocera, M. C. Parodi, A. Picciotto, F. Ravazzoni, G. Santori, R. Valente, C. Viscoli, U. Valente

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The usage of a computerized system to organize data and ease the activity procedures of liver transplantation is useful in clinical transplantation. Preliminary cognitive research on systems of clinical transplantation database concerning medical reports was performed to verify their development level. The survey highlighted that, so far, there has been no experimentation that can be applied to a medical report type devoted to liver transplantation. Regulations in force substantially point out that the medical report ought to contain all items that have to be taken into account in handling the patient from pretransplantation to follow-up. The Department of Transplantation of Genoa chose its medical report model for liver transplantation. The medical report model included the following items: personal data; case history; diagnosis; initial examination for prelisting; fitness for transplantation; assistance context; clinical data including subjective, objective, and instrumental parameters; pharmacological therapies; informed consent, evaluation of fitness; nursing data; counseling and clinical evaluations according to protocols and guidelines of the national transplantation centers. If the computing is well trained, it is supposed to help maintain a whole data view provided it is supplied information in an adequate way. Immediate clinical procedural advantages and useful scientific observations may be obtained from a high-quality database. In fact, all functions have to be applied to specific clinical, administrative needs to be remotely shared and conveniently integrated with each other to make the liver transplantation medical report an easy and handy instrument for inputting and handling data. It must be a precise, complete instrument that may be accessible in real time from any site connected with the intranet network, be unchangeable, and be protected to ensure certification and forensic medicine value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1910-1917
Number of pages8
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation


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