Journal Article

Physician order entry or nurse order entry? Comparison of two implementation strategies for a computerized order entry system aimed at reducing dosing medication errors.

Kazemi A, Fors UGH, Tofighi S, et al. Journal of medical Internet research. 2010;12:e5.

Computerized provider order entry is usually considered to be synonymous with computerized physician order entry. However, in this Iranian study, having nurses enter medication orders (which physicians subsequently countersigned) resulted in significantly fewer medication errors.