Lambert, Bruce

Preventing Wrong-Drug and Wrong-Patient Errors With Indication Alerts in CPOE Systems


This research implemented indication alerts, which occur when an ordered or prescribed medication lacks a corresponding problem on the patient’s problem list. The research found a significant increase in problem placement rates, a modest increase in order abandonment (when a wrong patient error was detected), and a slight increase in order retractions (when a wrong drug error was detected).

Grant Number
R01 HS024945
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Cognitive tests predict real-world errors: the relationship between drug name confusion rates in laboratory-based memory and perception tests and corresponding error rates in large pharmacy chains.

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