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

Horn, John R.; Hansten, Philip D.; Osborn, Jacqueline D.; Wareham, Pamela; Somani, Shabir
April 2011
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;4/15/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 8, p662
Academic Journal
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.


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