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Green RA, Hripcsak G, Salmasian H, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 2015;65:679-686.
While computerized physician order entry is expected to significantly reduce adverse drug events, systems must be implemented thoughtfully to avoid facilitating certain types of errors. A forcing function that mandated correct patient identification resulted in a moderate decrease in wrong-patient prescribing errors within a computerized provider order entry system.
Paterson R. Auckland, New Zealand: Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner; April 24, 2007.
This report analyzes an incident of medication error that led to a patient's death, discusses the subsequent actions taken by the health board, and calls for a coordinated approach to medication reconciliation in New Zealand.