Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Computerized Physician Order Entry is an Independent Risk Factor for Death?

Via Dr. Andy:
Computerized physician order entry (CPOE) is looked on as a panacea which will decrease medical error, improve efficiency, and improve patient safety. Only it looks like it has some major, unintended consequences, like increasing death according to an article titled "Unexpected Increased Mortality After Implementation of a Commercially Sold Computerized Physician Order Entry System" in this months Pediatrics.
GruntDoc also comments on this topic. The paper is here.

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