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Health Affairs Letters on BCMA and CPOE

07/16/2009

Computerized Order Entry
Karl F. Gumpper and William A. Zellmer
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        Computerized Order Entry: The Authors Respond
Jos Aarts and Ross Koppel
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"We agree that bar-coded medication administration systems will reduce pharmacy dispensing errors. However, the evidence to date does not suggest that such systems are as effective in reducing administration errors because of design and implementation faults and the resulting staff workarounds that mitigate the efficacy of bar-coding."  [Uh, ya!]

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