A computerized decision support alert successfully identified patients with health care–associated infections receiving inappropriate antibiotics.
Crit Care Med. 2014;42:1832-1838.
Identifying critically ill patients at risk for inappropriate antibiotic therapy: a pilot study of a point-of-care decision support alert.
Micek ST, Heard KM, Gowan M, Kollef MH. Crit Care Med. 2014;42:1832-1838.
A decision support alert within an electronic medical record was able to identify patients with health care–associated infections (HAIs) who were being administered inappropriate antibiotic therapy. These findings suggest that clinical decision support systems can improve safety of antibiotic prescribing for intensive care unit patients with suspected HAIs.
Improving ambulatory prescribing safety with a handheld decision support system: a randomized controlled trial.
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Potassium and phosphorus repletion in hospitalized patients: implications for clinical practice and the potential use of healthcare information technology to improve prescribing and patient safety.
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Using incident reporting to improve patient safety: a conceptual model.
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