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The contribution of prescription chart design and familiarity to prescribing error: a prospective, randomised, cross-over study.

Tallentire VR, Hale RL, Dewhurst NG, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2013;22:864-9.

The discovery of a high medication prescribing error rate among physician trainees in the United Kingdom led to recommendations for developing a standardized prescription chart for hospitalized patients. This study found that both individual physician factors as well as the design of the prescription chart appeared to influence prescribing error rates.