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Computerized prescriber order entry in the outpatient oncology setting: from evidence to meaningful use.
Kukreti V, Cosby R, Cheung A, Lankshear S; ST Computerized Prescriber Order Entry Guideline Development Group. Curr Oncol. 2014;21:e604-e612.
Medication error rates are extremely high among patients receiving outpatient chemotherapy. This systematic review found a paucity of studies on the effectiveness of computerized provider order entry (CPOE) in improving the safety of chemotherapy, but concluded that the limited evidence supports wider use of CPOE in this setting.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. August 26, 2010;15:1-3.
This article discusses a case of data entry error in an electronic prescribing system, explains the contributing factors, and provides recommendations to prevent such errors.