Review: Ordering medications by computer can reduce medication errors

March 2004
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 140 Issue 2, p52
Academic Journal
The article analyzes if prevention strategies, such as computerized physician order entry CPOE and clinical decision support systems CDSSs that target the ordering stage of medications, effective for reducing medication errors and adverse drug effects. The outcomes of several studies conducted included adverse drug events or potential adverse drug events. It was concluded that prevention strategies that target the ordering stage of medications such as computerized physician order entry and clinical decision support systems are effective for reducing medication errors.


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