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Medication accuracy in electronic health records for microbial keratitis.

Ashfaq HA, Lester CA, Ballouz D, et al. Medication Accuracy in Electronic Health Records for Microbial Keratitis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.1444.

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June 12, 2019
Ashfaq HA, Lester CA, Ballouz D, et al. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019.

This study examined the concordance between structured medication lists in the electronic health record and unstructured physician progress notes for antibiotic medications being used to treat keratitis, an eye infection. Researchers found that 23% of prescribed medications differed between the progress note and the structured medication list, highlighting the need for and the challenges in conducting medication reconciliation.

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Ashfaq HA, Lester CA, Ballouz D, et al. Medication Accuracy in Electronic Health Records for Microbial Keratitis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.1444.