Journal Article

Adverse drug event rates in six community hospitals and the potential impact of computerized physician order entry for prevention.

Hug BL; Witkowski DJ; Sox CM; Keohane CA; Seger DL; Yoon C; Matheny ME; Bates DW.

This study used chart review with trigger tools to estimate the incidence of medication errors in community hospitals. A high proportion of errors occurred at the prescribing stage, and therefore could have been prevented by a computerized provider order entry system.