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Computerised provider order entry combined with clinical decision support systems to improve medication safety: a narrative review.

Ranji SR, Rennke S, Wachter RM. Computerised provider order entry combined with clinical decision support systems to improve medication safety: a narrative review. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23(9):773-80. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2013-002165.

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April 30, 2014
Ranji SR, Rennke S, Wachter RM. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23:773-80.

This narrative review found that while computerized provider order entry combined with clinical decision support systems effectively prevented medication prescribing errors, there was no clear effect on clinical adverse drug event rates. This finding may be due to alert fatigue and other unintended consequences of the technology.

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Ranji SR, Rennke S, Wachter RM. Computerised provider order entry combined with clinical decision support systems to improve medication safety: a narrative review. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23(9):773-80. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2013-002165.