EHR Medication Lists Inaccurate, Incomplete, Blood Tests Show

Source: Medscape

Researchers who checked patients’ blood samples for medication concentration found that more than half were taking prescription and/or over-the-counter drugs not listed in their electronic health record (EHR), indicating potential threats to patient safety, according to a Medscape report.

Additionally, more than half of the drugs that triggered drug–drug interaction alerts in the study involved medications not listed in EHRs.

Jeffrey J. Sutherland, PhD, of Precera Bioscience in Franklin, Tennessee, and colleagues published the results of their study online November 2 in JAMA Network Open.

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