Fellow doctors, do you have CoPaGA Syndrome?

Nine years ago, blogger Jaan Sidorov wrote about a new disease that a colleague dubbed 'CoPaGA Syndrome'. CoPaGA [pronounced koh’ pah gah] is an acronym for Copy Paste Gone Amok.

Copy and paste

In that post, he described what all of us have seen but didn’t know what to call it.

It was found in a consultant’s report about a patient containing “past data, prior notes, test results, excerpts, quotes, interpretations and correspondence that