Locating prescriptions in pharmacy databases
- E-PRESCRIBING UPDATE. MARBURY, DONNA // Managed Healthcare Executive;Oct2015, p48
The article discusses barriers and adaptation of electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) services in healthcare sectors of the U.S. Topics discussed include views of Jim Bedford, director of healthcare at West Monroe Partners, on problems regarding implementation of e-prescribing such as its...
- An unintended consequence of electronic prescriptions: prevalence and impact of internal discrepancies. Palchuk, Matvey B.; Fang, Elizabeth A.; Cygielnik, Janet M.; Labreche, Matthew; Shubina, Maria; Ramelson, Harley Z.; Hamann, Claus; Broverman, Carol; Einbinder, Jonathan S.; Turchin, Alexander // Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association;Jul2010, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p472
Many e-prescribing systems allow for both structured and free-text fields in prescriptions, making possible internal discrepancies. This study reviewed 2914 electronic prescriptions that contained free-text fields. Internal discrepancies were found in 16.1% of the prescriptions. Most (83.8%) of...
- prescriptions for safety. Smetzer, Judy // AHA News;02/26/2001, Vol. 37 Issue 8, p5
Presents several cases relating to medication errors. Reason for not using symbols in prescriptions; Impact of using direct observation for medication error detection.
- Drug and Formulary Trends. // Formulary;Sep2002, Vol. 37 Issue 9, p448
Presents charts and graphs depicting formulary trends. Senior prescription drug use; Proportion of medical professionals who have witnessed serious medical errors; World drug sales from June 2001 to May 2002.
- In case you haven't heard... // Primary Care Weekly;3/10/97, Vol. 3 Issue 10, p8
Details the advice from a physician for his patients to present all prescription and over-the-counter medicines in their possession to a physician to avoid the danger of taking multiple drugs that are incompatible.
- Hekim ReÃ§eteleri DoÄŸru UygulanÄ±yor Mu? Güçer, Emine; Yalaki, Zahide; Arıkan, Fatma İnci; Dallar, Yıldız // Medical Journal of Bakirkoy;Dec2012, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p194
Misapplication of a drug prescription as a result of various reasons may cause serious, even life-threatening consequences. This case report presents two examples of such situations in which Amicasin was applied instead of the prescribed Ampicillin Sulbactam. The role of the doctor, nurse and...
- Error prone abbreviations in hospitals: Is technology the answer? Baysari, Melissa T.; Welch, Susan; Richardson, Katrina; Sharratt, Gillian; Clough, Jessica; Heywood, Maureen; Melocco, Teresa // Journal of Pharmacy Practice & Research;Sep2012, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p246
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Prevalence of error-prone abbreviations used in medication prescribing for hospitalised patients: multi-hospital evaluation," by M. J. Dooley and team from a volume 42, 2012 issue of "Internal Medicine Journal."
- Drugs list set to slash script errors. Yeats, Jodi // New Zealand Doctor;6/16/2010, p36
The article reports on the launch of the New Zealand Universal List of Medicines aimed at reducing patient harm that may be caused by errors in writing and interpreting prescriptions.
- Medication Errors Plummet with e-Prescribing, Say Researchers. // AARC Times;Jun2010, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p74
The article presents a study which shows that electronic prescriptions could go a long way lessening medication errors in 2010.