Accuracy of medication documentation in hospital discharge summaries: A retrospective analysis of medication transcription errors in manual and electronic discharge summaries

@article{Callen2010AccuracyOM,
  title={Accuracy of medication documentation in hospital discharge summaries: A retrospective analysis of medication transcription errors in manual and electronic discharge summaries},
  author={Joanne L. Callen and Jean H. McIntosh and Julie Li},
  journal={International journal of medical informatics},
  year={2010},
  volume={79 1},
  pages={58-64}
}
BACKGROUND Medication errors in hospital discharge summaries have the potential to cause serious harm to patients. These errors are generally associated with manual transcription of medications between medication charts and discharge summaries. Studies also show junior doctors are more likely to contribute to discharge medication error rates. Electronic discharge summaries have the potential to reduce discharge medication errors to ensure the safe handover of care to the primary care provider… CONTINUE READING

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