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Effects of Two Commercial Electronic Prescribing Systems on Prescribing Error Rates in Hospital In-Patients: A Before and After Study

  • Johanna I. Westbrook mail,

    J.Westbrook@unsw.edu.au

    Affiliation: Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

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  • Margaret Reckmann,

    Affiliation: Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

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  • Ling Li,

    Affiliation: Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

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  • William B. Runciman,

    Affiliation: School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

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  • Rosemary Burke,

    Affiliation: Pharmacy Department, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, Australia

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  • Connie Lo,

    Affiliation: Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

    Current address: Information Management and Technology Division, Sydney South West Area Health Service, Sydney, Australia

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  • Melissa T. Baysari,

    Affiliation: Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

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  • Jeffrey Braithwaite,

    Affiliation: Centre for Clinical Governance Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

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  • Richard O. Day

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, and Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

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  • Published: January 31, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001164

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