Assessing the reliability of an automated dose-rounding algorithm

  title={Assessing the reliability of an automated dose-rounding algorithm},
  author={Kevin B. Johnson and Yun-Xian Ho and S. Andrew Spooner and Marvin Palmer and Stuart T. Weinberg},
  journal={Journal of biomedical informatics},
  volume={46 5},
OBJECTIVE Pediatric dose rounding is a unique and complex process whose complexity is rarely supported by e-prescribing systems, though amenable to automation and deployment from a central service provider. The goal of this project was to validate an automated dose-rounding algorithm for pediatric dose rounding. METHODS We developed a dose-rounding algorithm, STEPSTools, based on expert consensus about the rounding process and knowledge about the therapeutic/toxic window for each medication… CONTINUE READING
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