Reducing drug–herb interaction risk with a computerized reminder system

  title={Reducing drug–herb interaction risk with a computerized reminder system},
  author={Sheng-Shing Lin and Chiu-Lin Tsai and Ching-Yeh Tu and Ching-Liang Hsieh},
  booktitle={Therapeutics and clinical risk management},
BACKGROUND Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Western medicine are both popular in Taiwan. Approximately 14.1% of Taiwanese residents use Western drugs and Chinese herbs concurrently; therefore, drug-herb interaction is critical to patient safety. This paper presents a new procedure for reducing the risk of drug interactions. METHODS Hospital computer systems are modified to ensure that drug-herb interactions are automatically detected when a TCM practitioner is writing a prescription. A… CONTINUE READING
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