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Measuring the rate of manual transcription error in outpatient point-of-care testing.

Mays JA, Mathias PC. Measuring the rate of manual transcription error in outpatient point-of-care testing. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019;26(3):269-272. doi:10.1093/jamia/ocy170.

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March 13, 2019
Mays JA, Mathias PC. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019;26(3):269-272.

Point-of-care test results are often manually transcribed into the electronic health record, which introduces risks of manual transcription errors. The authors of this study took advantage of a redundant workflow in which point-of-care blood glucose results were uploaded and also manually entered by staff. They estimate that 5 in 1000 manually entered results contain clinically significant transcription errors and call for interfacing point-to-care instruments as a patient safety strategy.

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Mays JA, Mathias PC. Measuring the rate of manual transcription error in outpatient point-of-care testing. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019;26(3):269-272. doi:10.1093/jamia/ocy170.