Study finds 12% electronic prescription error rate

06/30/2011 | Washington Post, The

Researchers examined 3,850 electronic prescriptions and found 452, or about 12%, contained errors, according to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. The study team said the error rate was similar to that of handwritten scripts and found the most common problem was failing to include information such as drug dosage and duration.

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