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.

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.