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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Medication error study

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  • Aim
    • Evaluate the impact of e-prescribing on medication errors and adverse drug events (ADEs)
    • Capture error characteristics and severity
  • Methods
    • Pre-/ post- study
    • Retrospective review, 10,000 scripts (3,000 for pilot study at 1 internal medicine clinic)
    • Adopted definition and severity index of the NCC MERP1
    • Data sources: prescriptions, EHR, laboratory values, hospital admit / discharge / emergency department note

1National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention. http://www.nccmerp.org/aboutMedErrors.html


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