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Accuracy of medication documentation in hospital discharge summaries: a retrospective analysis of medication transcription errors in manual and electronic discharge summaries.

Callen J, McIntosh J, Li J. Accuracy of medication documentation in hospital discharge summaries: A retrospective analysis of medication transcription errors in manual and electronic discharge summaries. Int J Med Inform. 2010;79(1):58-64. doi:10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2009.09.002.

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November 4, 2009
Callen J, McIntosh J, Li J. Int J Med Inform. 2010;79:58-64.

This study discovered similar medication error rates in handwritten and electronic discharge summaries, with medication omission as the most frequent error type. The authors advocate for integrating medication information systems into electronic discharge summaries to avoid the error rates associated with manual transcription that were common in both documentation types in this study.

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Callen J, McIntosh J, Li J. Accuracy of medication documentation in hospital discharge summaries: A retrospective analysis of medication transcription errors in manual and electronic discharge summaries. Int J Med Inform. 2010;79(1):58-64. doi:10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2009.09.002.