Paediatric dosing errors before and after electronic prescribing

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Abstract

To compare the incidence and severity rating of dose prescribing errors before and after the implementation of a commercially available electronic prescribing system at a tertiary care children's hospital. Dose errors were identified using prescription review to detect errors. Severity rating was determined by five judges using a validated, reliable scoring tool. The mean score for each error was used as an index of severity. Dose prescribing errors occurred in 88 of the 3939 (2.2%) items prescribed for outpatients and inpatients, and on discharge prescriptions prior to the implementation of electronic prescribing (EP). After EP, there were 57 dose errors in 4784 (1.2%) items prescribed (1% absolute reduction (p

Author-supplied keywords

  • *electronic prescribing
  • *medication error/pc [Prevention]
  • United Kingdom
  • article
  • child
  • classification
  • comparative study
  • hospital
  • human
  • standard
  • statistics
  • teaching hospital
  • treatment outcome

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Authors

  • Jani Y.H.

  • Barber N.

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