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Study

Diet order entry by registered dietitians results in a reduction in error rates and time delays compared with other health professionals.

Imfeld K, Keith M, Stoyanoff L, et al. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2012;112:1656-61.

In this study, a hospital policy that allowed registered dieticians to directly enter physician cosigned diet orders for patients significantly decreased nutrition-related error rates and time delays.