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Bruce D. Erie Times-News. July 2, 2006:1.
This article shares the story of a patient who suffered serious damage after being prescribed the wrong medication during a hospital stay. It is accompanied by a second article that follows a patient through her care to illustrate the precautions hospitals are taking to prevent medical error.
Evanston, IL: Office of the Governor; July 13, 2006.
This news release announces the governor's plans to improve patient safety in Illinois, including the use of e-prescribing by all providers and a Division of Patient Safety within the state public health department.
BBC News. August 11, 2006.
This story reports findings from the UK Healthcare Commission's assessment of medication error in the National Health Service. The story is accompanied by an audiovisual news report.
Chun D. Gainsville Sun. August 21, 2006.
This article describes a computerized drug ordering and dispensing system at a Florida hospital.
Journal Article > Commentary
Pollock M, Bazaldua OV, Dobbie AE. Am Fam Physician. 2007;75:231-236, 239-240.
The authors expand on an internationally recognized process for good prescribing by suggesting additional steps—considering drug costs and using technology to minimize medication error.
Award > Award Recipient
These annual awards recognize states and individual physicians for their use of e-prescribing technology.