Study: Computerized order entry can cut prescribing mistakes

02/8/2009 | Modern Healthcare (free registration)

U.S. researchers reported that 70% of medication mistakes in primary care practices involve errors in prescribing and 57% of such slips could have been averted by using computerized physician order entry systems. The study, which was backed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, examined data from two earlier studies focused on medication-error reports.

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