Journal Article

Non-intercepted dose errors in prescribing antineoplastic treatment: a prospective, comparative cohort study.

Mattsson TO, Holm B, Michelsen H, Knudsen JL, Brixen K, Herrstedt J. Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology. 2015;26:981-6.

This prospective study found that computerized provider order entry (CPOE) did not reduce the overall incidence of chemotherapy prescribing errors, a high-risk clinical area. Compared with paper orders, CPOE decreased calculation errors but introduced other errors. This study affirms that CPOE alone cannot address medication safety.