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Saving Lives, Saving Money: The Imperative for Computerized Physician Order Entry in Massachusetts Hospitals.
Adams M, Bates D, Coffman G, Everett W. Westborough, MA: Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and New England Healthcare Institute; 2008.
Analyzing patient charts at six community hospitals in Massachusetts, this report reveals to what extent adopting computerized physician order entry could affect clinical outcomes and impart financial savings.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. June 2008;5:53-56.
This article reports on cases of improper IV administration of sterile water, a high-alert substance, for the treatment of hypernatremia and provides risk reduction strategies for this potentially fatal error.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. September 2008;5:75-80.
This article analyzed reports of medication errors due to patient allergies and found that lack of patient or drug information contributed to many of these errors.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. June 2010;7:46-51.
This piece characterizes medication storage methods that contribute to adverse drug events and provides suggestions for improvement.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. March 2011;8:1-7.
This piece reports on the prevalence of medication errors in the emergency department and suggests expanding pharmacy involvement as a strategy to reduce risks.
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Ernst AA, Weiss SJ, Sullivan A IV, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2012;30:717-725.
The presence of a pharmacist in the emergency department was associated with fewer medication errors during resuscitations and trauma situations.