Impact of Computerized Physician Order Entry on Medication Prescription Errors in the Intensive Care Unit: a Controlled Cross-Sectional Trial.
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00287274|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 6, 2006
Last Update Posted : December 28, 2007
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.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Medication Errors Patient Safety||Device: computerized physician order entry||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Enrollment :||160 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Impact of Computerized Physician Order Entry on Medication Prescription Errors in the Intensive Care Unit: a Controlled Cross-Sectional Trial.|
|Study Start Date :||March 2004|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 2004|
- 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.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00287274
|University Hospital Ghent|
|Ghent, Belgium, 9000|
|Principal Investigator:||Kirsten Colpaert, MD||University Hospital, Ghent|