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December 2, 2020

How effective are electronic medication systems in reducing medication error rates and associated harm among hospital inpatients? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Gates PJ, Hardie RA, Raban MZ, et al. How effective are electronic medication systems in reducing medication error rates and associated harm among hospital inpatients? A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Med Inform Assoc. Epub 2020 Nov 10. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocaa230.

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Gates PJ, Hardie R-A, Raban MZ, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2021;28(1):167-176.

Electronic prescribing systems (such as computerized provider order entry) can aid in medication reconciliation and prevent medication errors. In this systematic review, the authors found variable evidence about the effectiveness of these systems for medication error and harm reduction. Included studies reported reductions in error rates, but implementation of electronic systems did not result in less patient harm.

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Gates PJ, Hardie RA, Raban MZ, et al. How effective are electronic medication systems in reducing medication error rates and associated harm among hospital inpatients? A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Med Inform Assoc. Epub 2020 Nov 10. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocaa230.