The difference that I saw with the patient files are there organized by different departments and chronological, oldest to newest in small facilities and also organized using filing alphabetically this filing system will work because it will help keep these facilities organized and help maintain the patients records efficiently. In large facilities numerical filing will work to keep track of all patient files.
The similarities I found with all three facilities are that loose documentation remains loose until the attending physician or the patient signs the required documentation needed. All this is done before anchored into patient files. Any remaining administrative documentation is anchored when found loose. Some facilities have documentation always anchored. I found no differences with the facilities. The staff members always receive approval before the loose documents are anchored into a file. I believe the reason the facilities are so careful when filing important documentation because this ensures the staff members are taking his or her time to improve efficiency in health care organizations.