32% of ophthalmic patients have medication discrepancies in EHRs, study finds

A study published in JAMA Ophthalmology found that ophthalmology patient EHRs frequently had discrepancies between medications discussed in clinician notes and the actual medications on a medication list.

Researchers examined EHR-based medication information in EHRs of 53 patients treated for microbial keratitis between July 2015 and August 2018. Researchers discovered 32 percent of the patients had at least one medication mismatch in their record.

The findings were consistent with other studies that found EHR-based inconsistencies in documented medications.

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