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  • Published August 2009

Time-dependent drug–drug interaction alerts in care provider order entry: software may inhibit medication error reductions.

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Alerts within a computerized provider order entry system were not able to prevent medication errors resulting from drug–drug interactions. The authors hypothesize that the inadequacy of the alerts themselves was responsible for this failure, with problems including an excessive number of false-positive alerts and unclear instructions for preventing drug interactions.

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