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A qualitative study of prescribing errors among multi-professional prescribers within an e-prescribing system.

Alshahrani F, Marriott JF, Cox AR. Int J Clin Pharm. 2020;Epub Nov 10.

Computerized provider order entry (CPOE) can prevent prescribing errors, but patient safety threats persist. Based on qualitative interviews with multidisciplinary prescribers, the authors identified several issues related to CPOE interacting within a complex prescribing environment, including alert fatigue, remote prescribing, and default auto-population of dosages.