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Journal Article

EHR-related medication errors in two ICUs.

Carayon P, Du S, Brown R, et al. Journal of healthcare risk management : the journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. 2017;36:6-15.

Despite the demonstrated success of technology in reducing medication errors, preventable adverse drug events remain a significant source of harm to patients. Researchers analyzed data on medication safety events in 2 ICUs at a medical center and found 1622 preventable adverse drug events among 624 patients. About one third of these events were related to electronic health record use, including duplicate orders.