Redundancy of Progress Notes for Serial Office Visits

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Michelle Hribar
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Abigail Huang
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Haley Dusek
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Isaac Goldstein
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Brad Henriksen
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Wei-Chun Lin
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Austin Igelman
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Michael Chiang
Published at Ophthalmology 2020
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Using sequence alignment to compare more than 12,000 pairs of progress notes, we find that progress notes were, on average, 74.5% redundant with the prior progress note written for the same patient.