Saturday, March 22, 2014

CPOE and medication prescribing errors

For some time now computerized physician order entry (CPOE) has been credited with “intercepting” medical errors. How many of these “error interceptions” are clinically meaningful is not known. Here is a study demonstrating errors attributable to CPOE. There is a trade off, and the overall impact on patient safety is not known. Via Hospital Medicine Virtual Journal Club.

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