High rates of adverse drug events in a highly computerized hospital.

@article{Nebeker2005HighRO,
  title={High rates of adverse drug events in a highly computerized hospital.},
  author={Jonathan R. Nebeker and Jennifer M. Hoffman and Charlene R. Weir and Charles L Bennett and John F. Hurdle},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={165 10},
  pages={1111-6}
}
BACKGROUND Numerous studies have shown that specific computerized interventions may reduce medication errors, but few have examined adverse drug events (ADEs) across all stages of the computerized medication process. We describe the frequency and type of inpatient ADEs that occurred following the adoption of multiple computerized medication ordering and administration systems, including computerized physician order entry (CPOE). METHODS Using explicit standardized criteria, pharmacists… CONTINUE READING