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Preventing iatrogenic overdose: a review of in–emergency department opioid-related adverse drug events and medication errors.
Beaudoin FL, Merchant RC, Janicki A, McKaig DM, Babu KM. Ann Emerg Med. 2015;65:423-431.
This study was conducted using a trigger tool method in which all cases of naloxone administration in the emergency department were reviewed. Causes of iatrogenic opioid overdose included patient factors such as comorbid conditions, inappropriate prescribing practices such as coadministration of multiple opioid medications, and systems problems including suboptimal handoffs and lack of pharmacy oversight. These results clearly demonstrate the need for multimodal interventions that address the varied factors that contribute to opioid overdose in the emergency department. A recent AHRQ WebM&M commentary describes best practices for opioid prescribing.
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.