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Article: Electronic Prescribing Reduced Prescribing Errors in a Pediatric Renal Outpatient Clinic

TitleElectronic Prescribing Reduced Prescribing Errors in a Pediatric Renal Outpatient Clinic
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KeywordsReferences (22) View In Table Layout
Issue Date2008
PublisherMosby, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jpeds
Citation
Journal Of Pediatrics, 2008, v. 152 n. 2, p. 214-218 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To assess the effect of an electronic prescribing (EP) system on the incidence and type of prescribing errors and the number of error-free visits. Study design: This was a before-and-after study conducted in a nephrology outpatient clinic at an acute tertiary care pediatric hospital. Results: A total of 520 patients had 2242 items prescribed on 1141 prescriptions during the study period. The overall prescribing error rate was 77.4% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 75.3% to 79.4%) for handwritten items and 4.8% (95% CI = 3.4% to 6.7%) with EP. Before EP, 1153 (73.3%; 95% CI = 71.1% to 75.4%) items were missing essential information, and 194 (12.3%; 95% CI = 10.8% to 14%) were judged illegible. After EP, only 9 (1.4%; 95% CI = 0.7% to 2.6%) items were missing essential information, and illegibility errors were eliminated. The number of patient visits that were error-free increased from 21% to 90% (69% difference; 95% CI = 64% to 73.4%) after the implementation of EP. Conclusions: There was a high incidence of errors using handwritten prescriptions in the outpatient setting, with an overall error rate of 77.4%. EP significantly reduced errors related to completeness of prescriptions and eliminated legibility related errors. © 2008 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/132862
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.849
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dc.contributor.authorWong, ICKen_HK
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dc.description.abstractObjective: To assess the effect of an electronic prescribing (EP) system on the incidence and type of prescribing errors and the number of error-free visits. Study design: This was a before-and-after study conducted in a nephrology outpatient clinic at an acute tertiary care pediatric hospital. Results: A total of 520 patients had 2242 items prescribed on 1141 prescriptions during the study period. The overall prescribing error rate was 77.4% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 75.3% to 79.4%) for handwritten items and 4.8% (95% CI = 3.4% to 6.7%) with EP. Before EP, 1153 (73.3%; 95% CI = 71.1% to 75.4%) items were missing essential information, and 194 (12.3%; 95% CI = 10.8% to 14%) were judged illegible. After EP, only 9 (1.4%; 95% CI = 0.7% to 2.6%) items were missing essential information, and illegibility errors were eliminated. The number of patient visits that were error-free increased from 21% to 90% (69% difference; 95% CI = 64% to 73.4%) after the implementation of EP. Conclusions: There was a high incidence of errors using handwritten prescriptions in the outpatient setting, with an overall error rate of 77.4%. EP significantly reduced errors related to completeness of prescriptions and eliminated legibility related errors. © 2008 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.en_HK
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