Note Bloat

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A complication of EHR, note bloat refers to electronic documentation the frequent use of copy-and-paste or cut-and-paste to the point that the note itself becomes distended with fluid or gas.[1][2][3] Medical documentation notes are bad enough as they are, let alone when they begin farting or sharting.[4]


The DELETE button, BACKSPACE button, or Gas-X.

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  1. Hospitalist Abusing Copy and Paste in Paper Charts (Gomerblog)
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  3. Breaking News: Fart of the Century Kills 50 (Gomerblog)
  4. The Difference Between Sharting & Charting

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