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Journal Article
Review

Effects of CPOE-based medication ordering on outcomes: an overview of systematic reviews.

Abraham J, Kitsiou S, Meng A, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2020;Epub May 5.

This systematic review of the cumulative effect of computerized provider order entry (CPOE) identified significant decreases in medication errors and adverse drug events in inpatient settings but the authors note considerable variation in the magnitude of risk reduction. No significant reductions in inpatient mortality or length of stay were identified.