Conversion from intravenous to oral medications: assessment of a computerized intervention for hospitalized patients.

@article{Fischer2003ConversionFI,
  title={Conversion from intravenous to oral medications: assessment of a computerized intervention for hospitalized patients.},
  author={Michael A. Fischer and Daniel H. Solomon and Jonathan M. Teich and Jerry Avorn},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={163 21},
  pages={2585-9}
}
BACKGROUND Many hospitalized patients continue to receive intravenous medications longer than necessary. Earlier conversion from the intravenous to the oral route could increase patient safety and comfort, reduce costs, and facilitate earlier discharge from the hospital without compromising clinical care. We examined the effect of a computer-based intervention to prompt physicians to switch appropriate patients from intravenous to oral medications. METHODS This study was performed at Brigham… CONTINUE READING
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