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Patients Report Adverse Events Not Found in Medical Records

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

Reuters Health reports that there is significant difference in the number of serious and preventable events noted in patients' hospital charts and those reported by patients.  In a study of almost 1000 patients 23% of the patients reported serious preventable events in post discharge interviews. However a review of those patients' medical charts only showed 11% of the charts documented the serious and preventable events.

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