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The (slowly) vanishing prescription pad.

Steinbrook R. The (slowly) vanishing prescription pad. N Engl J Med. 2008;359(2):115-7. doi:10.1056/NEJMp0802864.

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July 23, 2008
Steinbrook R. N Engl J Med. 2008;359(2):115-7.

This perspective discusses the proliferation of electronic vs. paper-based prescriptions, as well as how this new technology can improve efficiency, decrease errors, and potentially reduce costs.