How often are patient symptoms left off EHRs?
from By Scott E. Rupp
Not everything patients tell their physicians may be making its way into their electronic health records. According to a recent study of eye clinic patients in JAMA Ophthalmology, researchers found "inconsistencies between patient self-report on an eye symptom questionnaire and documentation in the EMR." While the study was limited to one location in a specific care sector, there's probably a bit of truth for healthcare as a whole and its use of electronic health records.
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