Indication-based prescribing prevents wrong-patient medication errors in computerized provider order entry (CPOE)

@article{Galanter2013IndicationbasedPP,
  title={Indication-based prescribing prevents wrong-patient medication errors in computerized provider order entry (CPOE)},
  author={William L. Galanter and Suzanne Falck and Matthew Burns and Marci Laragh and Bruce L. Lambert},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={477-81}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether indication-based computer order entry alerts intercept wrong-patient medication errors. MATERIALS AND METHODS At an academic medical center serving inpatients and outpatients, we developed and implemented a clinical decision support system to prompt clinicians for indications when certain medications were ordered without an appropriately coded indication on the problem list. Among all the alerts that fired, we identified every instance when a medication order… CONTINUE READING
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