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Legibility Score | Handwriting in the Medical Record

Purpose:

To evaluate the legibility of a medical record using the legibility score of Berwick and Winickoff.

Specialty:

General content (available to all)

Objective:

other testing, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

T88.7

Description:

Handwriting in the medical record can be graded based on a legibility score used by Berwick and Winickoff. Poor penmanship is a major source of avoidable medical error.

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