Study: Electronic Prescribing Avoids 17.4M Medication Errors in 1 Year

Electronic prescribing of medication avoided approximately 17.4 million medication errors in one year, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Researchers conducted a literature review of the use of computerized provider order entry and medication errors using data from the 2006 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Survey, the 2007 American Hospital Association Annual Survey and the AHA's 2008 Electronic Health Record Adoption Database supplement.

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