SPOTLIGHT: Group recommends patients carry med list on paper

As long as medical records remain primarily paper-based, a Seattle organization is recommending that patients take some matters into their own hands, specifically carrying a printed list of their medications. "We don't care if you write it on an index card," Miriam Marcus-Smith, program director for the Washington Patient Safety Coalition, tells the Seattle Times. "I don't think we should wait for electronic medical records to save us." Article

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