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ISMP Survey on Texting Medical Orders.

Institute for Safe Medication Practices; ISMP.

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July 19, 2017
Institute for Safe Medication Practices; ISMP.

Texting as a communication method in the clinical environment is convenient, but it introduces distraction that can result in error. This survey sought to track the prevalence of medical order texting to better understand its impact on care processes.