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Medical Documentation Errors

By September 10, 2012

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Medical Office Question:

A medical office assistant finds out that a wrong detail of information is entered under the electronic record of a patient. Which of the following is the most appropriate action of a medical office assistant after learning that the error was made?

Which of these is the correct answer?

A. Errors made at the moment of entry are electronic records and not corrected.
B. Make the necessary corrections in the same document.
C. Correct the error in the new document and add the document to the original document with a note

If you answered "C", then you chose the CORRECT answer. The most appropriate action is to correct the error in a new document and add the document to the original document with a note. The new document should contain the error, the correction, the date of correction, and the electronic signature.

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This question is from the 2011-2012 MCAT Review Questions


September 14, 2012 at 3:11 pm
(1) Brittany H Martin says:

I don’t get it

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