A Randomized Trial of “Corollary Orders” to Prevent Errors of Omission

  title={A Randomized Trial of “Corollary Orders” to Prevent Errors of Omission},
  author={J. Marc Overhage and William M. Tierney and Xiao-Hua Zhou and Clement J. McDonald},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA},
  volume={4 5},
OBJECTIVE Errors of omission are a common cause of systems failures. Physicians often fail to order tests or treatments needed to monitor/ameliorate the effects of other tests or treatments. The authors hypothesized that automated, guideline-based reminders to physicians, provided as they wrote orders, could reduce these omissions. DESIGN The study was performed on the inpatient general medicine ward of a public teaching hospital. Faculty and housestaff from the Indiana University School of… CONTINUE READING
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