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New Research Finds Electronic Medication Prescription Error Rate

  • June 30, 2011

MGH and Brigham and Women's study the impact of e-prescribing on preventing errors. The research was supported by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and in part from the Harvard Risk Management Foundation


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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New Research Finds Electronic Medication Prescription Error Rate.