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Top articles of 2008

12/30/2008
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The envelope please….. Based on a completely unscientific, unsubstantiated, nonbinding, and otherwise meaningless poll of a small number of geeks willing to vote on such things — the winners of the Top Pharmacoinformatic articles of 2008 are (drum roll please):

Workarounds to Barcode Medication Administration Systems: Their Occurrences, Causes, and Threats to Patient Safety doi:10.1197/jamia.M2616

Effectiveness of a Barcode Medication Administration System in Reducing Preventable Adverse Drug Events in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Prospective Cohort Study doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2008.08.025

Severity of medication administration errors detected by a bar-code medication administration system American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, Vol. 65, Issue 17, 1661-1666

The (Slowly) Vanishing Prescription Pad NEJM Volume 359:115-117 July 10, 2008 Number 2

Saving Lives, Saving Money: The Imperative for Computerized Physician Order Entry in Massachusetts Hospitals: Released Feb. 14, 2008 http://www.masstech.org/ehealth/cpoe/cpoe08release.html

Opportunities for Enhancing the FDA Guidance on Pharmacovigilance JAMA. 2008;300(8):952-954 (doi:10.1001/jama.300.8.952)

Drug target identification using side-effect similarity. Science 11 July 2008 http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/321/5886/263

UCSF Program Achieves over 56% Reduction in Medication Administration Error http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2008_March_26/ai_n24959258/print?tag=artBody;col1

Improving antibiotic prescribing for adults with community acquired pneumonia: Does a computerised decision support system achieve more than academic detailing alone? http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6947/8/35

Pharmacy Informatics Syllabi in Doctor of Pharmacy Programs in the US http://www.ajpe.org/view.asp?art=aj720489&pdf=yes

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