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Evaluation of the frequency of dispensing electronically discontinued medications and associated outcomes.

Copi EJ, Kelley LR, Fisher KK. Evaluation of the frequency of dispensing electronically discontinued medications and associated outcomes. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2018;58(4S):S46-S50. doi:10.1016/j.japh.2018.04.015.

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August 15, 2018
Copi EJ, Kelley LR, Fisher KK. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2018;58(4S):S46-S50.

Community pharmacy dispensing errors are an important cause of ambulatory adverse drug events. In this academic health system, 5% of prescriptions were dispensed inadvertently—the providers had ordered to discontinue them. Most unintentionally dispensed prescriptions were high-risk medications, such as anticoagulants, insulin, and diuretics.

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Copi EJ, Kelley LR, Fisher KK. Evaluation of the frequency of dispensing electronically discontinued medications and associated outcomes. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2018;58(4S):S46-S50. doi:10.1016/j.japh.2018.04.015.