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Survey: Symptoms and medical records don't always match

Posted at 8:18 AM, Jan 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-27 10:00:09-05

Doctors and patients don't always see eye to eye when it comes to self-reported symptoms and what actually ends up in their medical record.

University of Michigan researchers analyzed symptoms in 162 patients.

They found more than 90-percent of those patients reported concerns about a glare but did not have it on their medical record.

The second most common inconsistency was eye redness with 80-percent having no medical record mention.

Only 30-percent of patient surveys matched their medical history.