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The safety of outpatient health care: review of electronic health records.

Levine DM, Syrowatka A, Salmasian H, et al. The safety of outpatient health care: review of electronic health records. Ann Intern Med. 2024;Epub May 7. doi:10.7326/m23-2063.

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May 15, 2024
Levine DM, Syrowatka A, Salmasian H, et al. Ann Intern Med. 2024;Epub May 7.
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Although most care occurs in outpatient settings, research into adverse events (AE) in this setting remains sparse in comparison to acute care. In this study, the medical records of patients who received outpatient care (e.g., primary, radiology, emergency, ambulatory surgery) in Massachusetts in 2018, were reviewed for any occurrence of adverse events. Seven percent had at least one AE, most commonly adverse drug events, and 23% were potentially preventable. Most AE originated from care in the physician's office.

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Levine DM, Syrowatka A, Salmasian H, et al. The safety of outpatient health care: review of electronic health records. Ann Intern Med. 2024;Epub May 7. doi:10.7326/m23-2063.

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