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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Review

Computerized prescriber order entry in the outpatient oncology setting: from evidence to meaningful use.

Kukreti V, Cosby R, Cheung A, et al. Current oncology (Toronto, Ont.). 2014;21:e604-12.

Medication error rates are extremely high among patients receiving outpatient chemotherapy. This systematic review found a paucity of studies on the effectiveness of computerized provider order entry (CPOE) in improving the safety of chemotherapy, but concluded that the limited evidence supports wider use of CPOE in this setting.