Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: In his Editorial, Dr Hsia1 briefly mentioned the need for computerized medical
records. As a clinician I take issue with any study that presumes to evaluate
the care I may give patients in the hospital or in my office. Such data are
mostly collected through the administrative side of the chart and the data
are wrong more often than they are correct. A clinically driven electronic
medical record would be much more accurate to effectively monitor both physicians
Zwelling-Aamot M. Can Administrative Data Assess Physicians' Quality of Care?—Reply. JAMA. 2003;289(20):2648. doi:10.1001/jama.289.20.2648-c
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