Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital analyzed nearly 4,000 computer generated prescriptions received in a commercial pharmacy chain and found that one in ten contained at least one error, a third of which had the potential to cause a patient harm. This rate is similar to the error rate for prescriptions that are written by hand.
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