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Patients treated at multiple acute health care facilities: quantifying information fragmentation.

Authors
  • Bourgeois, Fabienne C
  • Olson, Karen L
  • Mandl, Kenneth D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Internal Medicine
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
Dec 13, 2010
Volume
170
Issue
22
Pages
1989–1995
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1001/archinternmed.2010.439
PMID: 21149756
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A large number of patients seek care at multiple acute care sites. These findings provide one basis for assessing the value of an integrated electronic health information system for clinicians caring for patients across sites of care and therefore the return on investment in health information technology.

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