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The electronic prescribing of subcutaneous infusions: a before-and-after study assessing the impact upon patient safety and service efficiency.

Hindmarsh J, Holden K. The electronic prescribing of subcutaneous infusions: A before-and-after study assessing the impact upon patient safety and service efficiency. Int J Med Inform. 2022;163:104777. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2022.104777

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June 15, 2022
Hindmarsh J, Holden K. Int J Med Inform. 2022;163:104777.

Computerized provider order entry has become standard practice for most medication ordering. This article reports on the safety and efficiency of ordering mixed-drug infusions before and after implementation of electronic prescribing. After implementation, rates of prescription errors, time to process discharge orders, and time between prescription and administration all decreased.

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Hindmarsh J, Holden K. The electronic prescribing of subcutaneous infusions: A before-and-after study assessing the impact upon patient safety and service efficiency. Int J Med Inform. 2022;163:104777. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2022.104777