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Electronic health records and adverse drug events after patient transfer.

Boockvar KS, Livote EE, Goldstein N, Nebeker JR, Siu A, Fried T. Electronic health records and adverse drug events after patient transfer. Quality & Safety in Health Care. 2010 Oct 1; 19(5):e16.

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Abstract:

There was no difference, with and without an EHR, in the occurrence of medication discrepancies or ADEs caused by medication discrepancies at the time of transfer between sites of care. Reducing such problems may require specialised computer tools to facilitate medication review.





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