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Factors contributing to medication errors made when using computerized order entry in pediatrics: a systematic review.

Tolley CL, Forde NE, Coffey KL, et al. Factors contributing to medication errors made when using computerized order entry in pediatrics: a systematic review. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2017;25(5). doi:10.1093/jamia/ocx124.

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November 22, 2017
Tolley CL, Forde NE, Coffey KL, et al. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2017;25.

This systematic review of medication errors in pediatrics settings with computerized provider order entry identified key vulnerabilities in electronic prescribing. Lack of drug dosing alerts, inappropriate alerting, dropdown menu option errors, and overarching problems such as the lack of appropriate dosing choices for specific medications contributed to errors across the included studies. The authors call for more advanced decision support to address these concerns.

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Tolley CL, Forde NE, Coffey KL, et al. Factors contributing to medication errors made when using computerized order entry in pediatrics: a systematic review. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2017;25(5). doi:10.1093/jamia/ocx124.