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Journal Article

Impact of computerized physician order entry on medication prescription errors in the intensive care unit: a controlled cross-sectional trial.

Colpaert K, Claus B, Somers A, et al. Critical care (London, England). 2006;10:R21.

The investigators evaluated medication prescription errors in an intensive care unit (ICU) that implemented computerized physician order entry (CPOE) versus a paper-based ICU. They found that implementation of CPOE showed a significant decrease in errors.