Use of decision support to prevent errors when documenting height and weight in the hospital electronic medical record.

Pedro J. Caraballo, Frederick North, Steve Peters, Matthew Puffer, Mark Nyman, Samanthie Epps, James Peterson, Robert Bleimeyer, Peter Elkin

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Abstract

This study evaluates the impact of decision support to improve documentation of height and weight as a means to prevent medication errors. We developed a real-time expert system rule that calculates age-specific limits and provides an alert if the value entered is outside these limits. We compare data before and after the implementation of the rule, demonstrating a significant reduction of errors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
StatePublished - 2008

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  • Medicine(all)

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