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New age for prescriptions

Hope in reducing drug ordering errors was expected with ordering prescriptions through computer programmes. However, this has not been the case with reducing medication side effects and interactions, but has improved transcription errors due to handwriting ineligibility. Drug induced allergic reactions has also been decreased with the use of this technology.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Salt Lake Tribune

Related Disease Topics:

  • Drug induced allergic reaction
  • Medication side effects
  • Medication interactions

Article Source Details

About: New age for prescriptions

Date: 25 May 2005

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Author: Knight Ridder (distributer)

URL: http://www.rednova.com/news/health/151882/medication_errors_persist_in_computer_age/

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Medical error
  • Medical error and medication
  • Medical error and handwriting ineligibility
  • Medical error and drug ordering
  • Medication
  • Medication and drug allergy
  • Medication and drug interactions
  • Medication and side effects
  • Side effects and drug allergy

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