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