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

Dupree E, Anderson R, McEvoy MD, et al. Professionalism: a necessary ingredient in a culture of safety. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2011;37(10):447-455.

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October 5, 2011
Dupree E, Anderson R, McEvoy MD, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2011;37(10):447-455.

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.