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Unintended consequences can emerge when targeted strategies divert attention from concurrent safety concerns. This editorial recommends that lessons learned during efforts to improve opioid prescribing should be employed to reduce the potential for overprescription and misuse of benzodiazepines.
Safer prescribing—a trial of education, informatics, and financial incentives.
Dreischulte T, Donnan P, Grant A, Hapca A, McCowan C, Guthrie B. N Engl J Med. 2016;374:1053-1064.
Remote CPOE error—a situation that's more than remotely possible.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. May 31, 2007;12:1-3.
Adherence to black box warnings for prescription medications in outpatients.
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Opioids and Dentistry.
J Am Dent Assoc. 2018;149:237-272.
An electronic intervention to improve safety for pain patients co-prescribed chronic opioids and benzodiazepines.
Zaman T, Rife TL, Batki SL, Pennington DL. Subst Abus. 2018 Mar 29; [Epub ahead of print].
Impact of a commercial order entry system on prescribing errors amenable to computerised decision support in the hospital setting: a prospective pre–post study.
Pontefract SK, Hodson J, Slee A, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018 Mar 23; [Epub ahead of print].
Assessment of emergency department antibiotic discharge prescription dosing errors for pediatric patients in a community hospital health system.
Barstow L, Herman E, Phillips H, Maloney P. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Mar 12; [Epub ahead of print].
Physicians' perspectives regarding prescription drug monitoring program use within the Department of Veterans Affairs: a multi-state qualitative study.
Radomski TR, Bixler FR, Zickmund SL, et al. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Mar 8; [Epub ahead of print].
Choosing Wisely Canada.
Ten ERs in Colorado tried to curtail opioids and did better than expected.
Daley J. Colorado Public Radio. February 23, 2018.
Communication failure: analysis of prescribers' use of an internal free-text field on electronic prescriptions.
Ai A, Wong A, Amato M, Wright A. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018;25:709-714.
The STOP Measure. Safe and Transparent Opioid Prescribing to Promote Patient Safety and Reduced Risk of Opioid Misuse.
Washington, DC: America's Health Insurance Plans; 2018.
Impact of pharmacist previsit input to providers on chronic opioid prescribing safety.
Cox N, Tak CR, Cochella SE, Leishman E, Gunning K. J Am Board Fam Med. 2018;31:105-112.
Quality and variability of patient directions in electronic prescriptions in the ambulatory care setting.
Yang Y, Ward-Charlerie S, Dhavle AA, Rupp MT, Green J. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2018 Jan 18; [Epub ahead of print].
Implementing electronic health record default settings to reduce opioid overprescribing: a pilot study.
Zivin K, White JO, Chao S, et al. Pain Med. 2018 Jan 9; [Epub ahead of print].
Do final-year medical students have sufficient prescribing competencies? A systematic literature review.
Brinkman DJ, Tichelaar J, Graaf S, Otten RHJ, Richir MC, van Agtmael MA. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2018;84:615-635.
Special K with no license to kill: accidental ketamine overdose on induction of general anesthesia.
Warner LL, Smischney N. Am J Case Rep. 2018;19:10-12.
Electronic medical record alert associated with reduced opioid and benzodiazepine coprescribing in high-risk Veteran patients.
Malte CA, Berger D, Saxon AJ, et al. Med Care. 2018;56:171-178.
Task errors by emergency physicians are associated with interruptions, multitasking, fatigue and working memory capacity: a prospective, direct observation study.
Westbrook JI, Raban MZ, Walter SR, Douglas H. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018 Jan 9; [Epub ahead of print].
Realizing e-prescribing's potential to reduce outpatient psychiatric medication errors.
Hirschtritt ME, Chan S, Ly WO. Psychiatr Serv. 2018;69:129-132.
Correlation between 24-hour predischarge opioid use and amount of opioids prescribed at hospital discharge.
Chen EY, Marcantonio A, Tornetta P III. JAMA Surg. 2018;153:e174859.
High-alert medication stratification tool-revised: an exploratory study of an objective, standardized medication safety tool.
Washburn NC, Dossett HA, Fritschle AC, Degenkolb KE, Macik MR, Walroth TA. J Patient Saf. 2017 Dec 12; Epub ahead of print].
Reduction in opioid prescribing through evidence-based prescribing guidelines.
Howard R, Waljee J, Brummett C, Englesbe M, Lee J. JAMA Surg. 2018;153:285-287.
Efficiency and thoroughness trade-offs in high-volume organisational routines: an ethnographic study of prescribing safety in primary care.
Grant S, Guthrie B. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018;27:199-206.
Case not closed: prescription errors 12 years after computerized physician order entry implementation.
Kadmon G, Pinchover M, Weissbach A, Kogan Hazan S, Nahum E. J Pediatr. 2017;190:236-240.e2.
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