E-prescribing curbs drug mistakes, but adoption remains modest

02/21/2013 | HealthDay News

Electronic prescribing helped prevent 17.4 million medication mistakes in one year, and wider adoption of the practice could eliminate more than 50 million errors annually, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. However, e-prescribing adoption remains modest despite its apparent efficacy, researchers said.

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