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Frequency and severity of parenteral nutrition medication errors at a large children's hospital after implementation of electronic ordering and compounding.

MacKay M, Anderson C, Boehme S, et al. Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2016;31:195-206.

Computerized provider order entry with clinical decision support can be a powerful tool for alerting clinicians to potential prescribing errors. In this study at a large pediatric institution, implementation of a computerized provider order entry program for total parenteral nutrition resulted in a reduction in prescribing errors.