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Comparison of ICU errors reported to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) and MedMarx, 2003–2008
Two-thirds of prescriptions drawn from an electronic health record didn't match the EHR medication list.
According to a 2006 study, a quarter of US hospitals have no information technology (IT) applications* for medication safety.
Fewer than 50% of physicians believe they have access to a reporting system in their organization to report medical errors
More than 50% of key clinical faculty report worsening medical educational experiences for students on their medicine rotations as a result of duty hour regulations.
Most physicians are dissatisfied with current systems to report and disseminate error information in their hospital or health care organization.
Low and marginally literate patients have difficulty following the prescription label instruction "take two tablets by mouth daily" even when they are able to read dosage instructions correctly.
Prescribers override more than half of CPOE generated alerts of critical drug-drug interactions (DDIs) without providing a reason.
Percentage of physicians and general public reporting that they, or a family member, have been a victim of a medical error.
Physicians and nurses disagree on which clinical information technology would benefit patient safety.
The vast majority of doctors and nurses believe that decision support technology will change medical practice in the next 5 years, but few actually use it now.
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