Journal Article

Impact of the introduction of electronic prescribing on staff perceptions of patient safety and organizational culture.

Davies J; Pucher PH; Ibrahim H; Stubbs B.

Although computerized provider order entry systems are widely implemented, a prior review suggests that their ability to reduce adverse drug events remains uncertain. Less is known about their impact on safety culture. Researchers administered a modified Safety Attitudes Questionnaire survey 6 weeks after the implementation of an electronic prescribing system across surgical services at one hospital and found a decline in safety culture.