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Does the implementation of an electronic prescribing system create unintended medication errors? A study of the sociotechnical context through the analysis of reported medication incidents

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, May 2011
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Title
Does the implementation of an electronic prescribing system create unintended medication errors? A study of the sociotechnical context through the analysis of reported medication incidents
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BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, May 2011
DOI 10.1186/1472-6947-11-29
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Authors

Sabi Redwood, Anna Rajakumar, James Hodson, Jamie J Coleman

Abstract

Even though electronic prescribing systems are widely advocated as one of the most effective means of improving patient safety, they may also introduce new risks that are not immediately obvious. Through the study of specific incidents related to the processes involved in the administration of medication, we sought to find out if the prescribing system had unintended consequences in creating new errors. The focus of this study was a large acute hospital in the Midlands in the United Kingdom, which implemented a Prescribing, Information and Communication System (PICS).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 2%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 136 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 29 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 18%
Researcher 12 8%
Student > Postgraduate 12 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 7%
Other 33 23%
Unknown 21 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 43 30%
Computer Science 20 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 12%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 9 6%
Social Sciences 6 4%
Other 19 13%
Unknown 28 20%
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