Why is Documentation Important?

The reason why documentation is important, especially in a medical setting, is because if it was not written it was not done. Documentation provides a written account of activities as they happen. It is a place to go when time has passes and memory fails us.It is aslo a form of written proof that something was done or said. Documentation gives the ability to have another account of a situation and helps us have something to fall back on other than the word of one individual.