TITLE

Customizing clinical decision support to prevent excessive drug-drug interaction alerts

AUTHOR(S)
Horn, John R.; Hansten, Philip D.; Osborn, Jacqueline D.; Wareham, Pamela; Somani, Shabir
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;4/15/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 8, p662
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the prevention of drug–drug interactions (DDIs) which are an indicator of clinical decision support (CDS) system for patient safety. It discusses the commercial DDI software used by the University of Washington (UW) pharmacy services department, which produced irrelevant alerts due to poor specificity of the software systems. The article suggests that the DDI CDS be customized to classify alerts into major and minor, and be regularly reviewed and updated.
ACCESSION #
59982698

 

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