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Matching identifiers in electronic health records: implications for duplicate records and patient safety.
McCoy AB, Wright A, Kahn MG, Shapiro JS, Bernstam EV, Sittig DF. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013;22:219-224.
The presence of duplicate records (a single patient having multiple medical records within the same system) is a risk factor for preventable errors. This study at five academic medical centers found that duplicate records were common, with the incidence varying widely across centers.