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Journal Article

E-prescribing errors in community pharmacies: exploring consequences and contributing factors.

Odukoya OK, Stone JA, Chui MA. International journal of medical informatics. 2014;83:427-37.

This direct observation study found that various medication errors related to electronic prescribing occur in community pharmacies. Contributing factors included poor inter-operability between pharmacy and clinic systems, inadequate technology usability, and data entry errors. This finding underscores the growing safety concerns associated with medication prescribing in ambulatory care.