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Most VA, DoD Health Records Aren't Accurate


Last updated 6/7/2022 at 3:53pm

It can be a big problem when you need medical care and the electronic health records sent from one provider to another contain inaccuracies. Unfortunately, a Department of Defense Inspector General audit showed this is happening in far too many active-duty and veterans records.

After sending surveys to 7,387 health care providers in late 2020 asking about their ability to access health care information for both DoD and Department of Veterans Affairs patients and whether that information was accurate, the DoD recently reported that:

— 91.2% of DoD patient records were inaccurate or incompl...

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