Journal Article

Electronic prescribing within an electronic health record reduces ambulatory prescribing errors.

Dupree E, Anderson R, McEvoy MD, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2011;37:447-55.

This community-based study found a significant reduction in medication prescribing errors after introduction of a computerized provider order entry system, compared with providers who continued to use paper-based prescriptions. Prescribing errors are a primary patient safety concern in ambulatory care.