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Myth: My Doctor Receives All the Information Needed to Provide My Care

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21 July 2017

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Myth: My doctor receives all the information needed to provide my care.

Fact: There is still work to be done to connect points of information. 1 in 5 patient interactions in primary care environments and 1 in 3 in long-term care settings were found to be missing relevant clinical information (i.e., hospital visit/discharge notes, specialist notes, diagnostic imaging, lab tests). Not having relevant clinical information at the time of patient encounters impacts patient safety, the patient experience, clinicians’ ability to provide care and overall health system costs.

Source: Bridging the information gaps during patient encounters across care settings (Publication pending). See also: http://bit.ly/2tz5FS0.

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