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July 7, 2009

More Medical Errors, Test Results Not Placed in Medical File

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 3:02 am

The researchers examined medical data on 4,112 people who had computed tomography (CT) scans at the Veterans Affairs hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa, and Omaha, Neb.

About 11 percent, or 440 people, were found to have aortic dilations, or an area of the aorta that was weakened or bulging.

Of those, 91 had new dilations that had not been previously noted in the medical record.

But in 58 percent of the new dilations, there was still no record of the dilation in the person’s electronic medical record within three months of the CT scan. In 29 percent of the cases, there was no documentation of the aortic dilations after an average of three years.

Full Article:<a href= “http://www.forbes.com/feeds/hscout/2009/07/06/hscout628749.html”>Despite More Tests, Some Aren’t Getting Results</a>

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