From guideline to order set to patient harm.
Approach to Improving SafetyResource TypeSetting of CareClinical AreaError TypesOrigin/Sponsor
This editorial discusses how adverse events can occur if standardized order sets in computerized provider order entry systems are based on outdated or equivocal evidence. The authors outline a process for ensuring order sets and decision support systems contain current and valid evidence in order to maximize their effectiveness and minimize risk to patients. The editorial is based on a case described in the related article.