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Journal Article

Chemotherapy regimen checks performed by pharmacists contribute to safe administration of chemotherapy.

Suzuki S, Chan A, Nomura H, et al. J Oncol Pract. 2017;23(1):18-25.

Chemotherapy is known to be a high-risk treatment that requires specific safety protocols. This study found that pharmacy checks of physician chemotherapy orders entered via computer order entry do uncover errors. The authors conclude that electronic prescribing is not sufficient to ensure safe chemotherapy prescription and recommend maintaining the role of oncology pharmacists.