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Impact of errors in paper-based and computerized diabetes management with decision support for hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes. A post-hoc analysis of a before and after study.

Donsa K; Beck P; Höll B; Mader JK; Schaupp L; Plank J; Neubauer KM; Baumgartner C; Pieber TR.

A computerized clinical decision support system for inpatient glucose management resulted in fewer clinically significant episodes of abnormal blood sugars compared to a paper-based system. However, user deviations from the recommended computerized protocol were associated with episodes of hyperglycemia. A WebM&M commentary discusses a case in which misuse of a computerized glucose management system resulted in patient harm.