Meaningful Use stage 2 e-prescribing threshold and adverse drug events in the Medicare Part D population with diabetes.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
This analysis of Medicare data found that outpatient practices using electronic prescribing had fewer adverse drug events among their panel of patients with diabetes compared to practices not consistently using electronic prescribing. Although promising, this study does not address the many differences between practices that use electronic prescribing versus those that do not and the patients that select these disparate health care systems.