Journal Article

We thought we would be perfect: medication errors before and after the initiation of computerized physician order entry.

Schwartzberg D; Ivanovic S; Patel S; Burjonrappa SC.

This pre-post study found an increase in medication prescribing errors following the introduction of computerized provider order entry. This work adds to the growing literature about unintended consequences of electronic prescribing, highlighting the need for real-time error detection.