Use of computerized physician order entry did not reduce incidence of chemotherapy prescribing errors—some error types down, while others increased.Ann Oncol. 2015 Jan 28; [Epub ahead of print].
Non-intercepted dose errors in prescribing antineoplastic treatment: a prospective, comparative cohort study.
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This prospective study found that computerized provider order entry (CPOE) did not reduce the overall incidence of chemotherapy prescribing errors, a high-risk clinical area. Compared with paper orders, CPOE decreased calculation errors but introduced other errors. This study affirms that CPOE alone cannot addressmedication safety.
Prescribing errors resulting in adverse drug events: how can they be prevented?
Thurmann PA. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2006;5:489-493.
Mixed results in the safety performance of computerized physician order entry.
Metzger J, Welebob E, Bates DW, Lipsitz S, Classen DC. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010;29:655-663.
Patient-specific electronic decision support reduces prescription of excessive doses.
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Drug related problems and pharmacist interventions in a geriatric unit employing electronic prescribing.
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