Study highlights e-prescribing errors

Pharmacies are being left out of pocket, say researchers

The increasing use of electronic scripts has been linked with a number of dispensing errors and pharmacy frustration, a US study has found. 

Study highlights e-prescribing errors

Researchers from the pharmacy colleges at the universities of Cincinnati and Arizona analysed 589 voluntary reports to an e-prescribing error portal made over a four-year period. 

They found problems with patient directions (210) were the most common issue, and 10% of mistakes were not picked up before reaching the patient. 

Errors with the drug quantity (158 cases) and drug selection

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