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Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
Overdoses of opioid medications are considered an epidemic in the United States. This website provides access to various resources for hospitals and clinicians to help them address this patient safety concern. Sections include guidelines, clinical decision support, electronic prescribing, and prescription drug monitoring programs.
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Scott A. Strassels, PharmD, PhD, BCPS; August 2006
In anticipation of discharge, a patient's opiate medication is changed from an immediate-release to a long-acting formbut the dose was incorrectly converted, resulting in an overdose. The patient develops respiratory distress and requires a 2-week stay in the ICU.
Journal Article > Study
Boling B, McKibben M, Hingl J, Worth P, Jacobs BR, the Clinical Informatics Outcomes Research Group. J Patient Saf. 2005;1:190-194.
The investigators queried pharmacy information systems on the use of three types of medications and their antidotes before and after use of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and found that the CPOE reduced inappropriate prescribing fourfold.