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Journal Article

Impact of a clinical decision support system for high-alert medications on the prevention of prescription errors.

Lee JH, Han H, Ock M, et al. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2014;83.

This before-and-after study found that clinical decision support reduced medication errors (greater than maximum dose) for five high-alert medications. Changes in order patterns emerged following the alerts, but the authors did not identify patient harm associated with the system. This work supports the use of clinical decision support for high-risk medications.