By Laura Landro – June 9, 2014 7:02 p.m. ET
More health care providers are encouraging patients to correct errors in their medical records, allowing them to view their doctors’ notes about them online, and add their own thoughts. WSJ’s Laura Landro discusses with Tanya Rivero on Lunch Break. Photo: Getty
Health-care providers are giving patients more access to their medical records so they can help spot and correct errors and omissions.
Studies show errors can occur on as many as 95% of the medication lists found in patient medical records.
Errors include outdated data and omissions that many patients could readily identify, including prescription drugs that are no longer taken and incorrect data about frequency or dosage.
Patients also are being asked to fill in the blanks about pain relievers and other over-the-counter medications, as well as supplements and vitamins, all of which can interact with prescription drugs.