Jennifer A. O'Neill

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BACKGROUND Electronic prescribing is increasingly being used in primary care and in hospitals. Studies on the effects of e-prescribing systems have found evidence for both benefit and harm. The aim of this study was to identify features of e-prescribing software systems that support patient safety and quality of care and that are useful to the clinician and(More)
In June 1993, conjoined twin Amy and Angela Lakeberg became the focus of national attention. They shared a complex six-chambered heart and one liver; only one could survive separation surgery; and even her chances were slim. The medical challenge was great and the ethical challenges were even greater.
Cataract is the most common cause of blindness worldwide. Nuclear cataract, an advanced stage of nuclear sclerosis, is the most common type of age-related cataract. The authors assessed data from 2,089 persons within 620 extended pedigrees who participated in the 1988-1990 Beaver Dam Eye Study in Wisconsin to determine whether the observed familial(More)
Background: Electronic prescribing is now the norm in many countries. We wished to find out if clinical software systems used by general practitioners in Australia include features (functional capabilities and other characteristics) that facilitate improved patient safety and care, with a focus on quality use of medicines. Methods: Seven clinical software(More)
This bimonthly department, sponsored by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), presents information to assist nurse leaders in shaping the future of healthcare through creative and innovative leadership. The strategic priorities of AONE anchor the editorial content. They reflect contemporary healthcare and nursing practice issues that(More)
Accidental burn injuries are common. Estimates by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare indicate that two million individuals of all ages sustain burn injuries each year. One hundred thousand of these require hospitalization and the remainder are managed as out-patients. Physicians involved in primary care are potentially responsible for initial(More)
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