Impact of computerized prescriber order entry on the incidence of adverse drug events in pediatric inpatients Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Hospitalization
  • Medical Order Entry Systems
  • Medication Errors

abstract

  • This study demonstrated that a computerized physician order entry system with substantive decision support was associated with a reduction in both adverse drug events and potential adverse drug events in the inpatient pediatric population. Additional system refinements will be necessary to affect remaining adverse drug events. Preventable events did not predict excess length of stay and instead may represent a sign, rather than a cause, of more complicated illness.

publication date

  • November 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1542/peds.2006-3160

PubMed ID

  • 17974744

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1058

end page

  • 66

volume

  • 120

number

  • 5