Published in Vaccine Weekly, April 13th, 2005
According to recent research published in the American Journal of Medical Quality, "The authors used a real-time survey instrument and subsequent focus group among primary care clinicians at a large healthcare system to assess usefulness of automated drug alerts. Of 108 alerts encountered, 0.9% (n=1) represented critical alerts, and 16% (n=17) were significant drug interaction alerts. Sixty-one percent (n=66) involved duplication of a medication or medication class. The rest (n=24) involved topical medications, inhalers, or vaccines."
J.R. Spina and associates noted, "Of the 84...
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