Stepped-wedge cluster randomised controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of an electronic medication management system to reduce medication errors, adverse drug events and average length of stay at two paediatric hospitals: a study protocol

@inproceedings{Westbrook2016SteppedwedgeCR,
  title={Stepped-wedge cluster randomised controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of an electronic medication management system to reduce medication errors, adverse drug events and average length of stay at two paediatric hospitals: a study protocol},
  author={Johanna I. Westbrook and Ling Li and Magdalena Z. Raban and Melissa T. Baysari and Virginia Mumford and Mirela Prgomet and Andrew Georgiou and Tae-Woo Kim and Rebecca Lake and Cheryl McCullagh and Luce Dalla-Pozza and Jonathan Karnon and Tracey O'Brien and Geoff R Ambler and Richard O. Day and C T Cowell and Madlen Gazarian and Ralph Worthington and Christoph U. Lehmann and Les White and Draga Barbaric and Alan Gardo and Margaret M. Kelly and Paul Kennedy},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2016}
}
INTRODUCTION Medication errors are the most frequent cause of preventable harm in hospitals. Medication management in paediatric patients is particularly complex and consequently potential for harms are greater than in adults. Electronic medication management (eMM) systems are heralded as a highly effective intervention to reduce adverse drug events (ADEs), yet internationally evidence of their effectiveness in paediatric populations is limited. This study will assess the effectiveness of an… CONTINUE READING