Impact of Computerized Physician Order Entry on Medication Prescription Errors in the Intensive Care Unit: a Controlled Cross-Sectional Trial.
Device: computerized physician order entry.
We wanted to investigate if the introduction of a computerized intensive care unit system reduced the incidence and severity of medication prescription errors (MPEs). A prospective trial was conducted during 5 weeks in a paper-based unit versus a computerized unit. The registration of different classes of MPEs was done by a clinical pharmacist. An independent panel evaluated the severity of MPEs.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Impact of Computerized Physician Order Entry on Medication Prescription Errors in the Intensive Care Unit: a Controlled Cross-Sectional Trial.|
- To compare the the incidence and severity of medication prescription errors between a CPOE unit and a paper-based unit at completion of the study.
- Description of MPEs in both units at completion of the study.
|Study Start Date:||March 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2004|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00287274
|University Hospital Ghent|
|Ghent, Belgium, 9000|
|Principal Investigator:||Kirsten Colpaert, MD||University Hospital, Ghent|