Patient safety may be at risk with the overuse of copy-and-paste functions within electronic health records, writes Becker’s Hospital Review.

A recent study of 23,630 electronic inpatient progress notes published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found only 18 percent of notes constituted original entries by clinicians. Thirty-six percent of notes were imported from another source, while 46 percent were copied-and-pasted from a previous note.