CPOE effectively reduces inappropriate medication use

By  |  August 10, 2010 | 

In this before-after study of the use of CPOE to reduce inappropriate medication use in older patients, the use of these alerts (which suggested either alternative medications or dose reductions) reduced inappropriate medication orders by 1.6 orders a day, which was sustained over time. CPOE alerts can be an effective tool for reducing inappropriate medications in hospitalized elderly patients (abstract)

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Danielle Scheurer
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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