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Journal Article

Making electronic prescribing alerts more effective: scenario-based experimental study in junior doctors.

Scott GPT, Shah P, Wyatt JC, et al. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2011;18:789-98.

This study found that modal prescribing alerts—warnings that required a response from physicians, akin to forcing functions—were significantly more effective at preventing prescribing errors than alerts that could simply be ignored.