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  • Published April 2018

Errors in electronic health record–based data query of statin prescriptions in patients with coronary artery disease in a large, academic, multispecialty clinic practice.

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Though electronic health record (EHR) data is not always accurate, federal pay-for-performance programs rely on that data to determine reimbursement. The authors evaluated how their institution's EHR measured a common quality metric—statin prescription for coronary artery disease. Manual chart review determined that most EHR-detected prescribing failures were clinically correct care.

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