Dissemination and Adoption of Comparative Effectiveness Research Findings When Findings Challenge Current Practices. Comparative-Effectiveness Question

01/01/2013

The principal question at the time of the design of the CER study was whether CPOE could reduce medication errors and medication-related adverse events among hospitalized patients more effectively than nurse-focused, pharmacist-focused, or team-based interventions. During the 1990s, some experts were not persuaded that traditional paper-based ordering systems were a significant problem or that computer-based ordering systems alone (e.g., for medications and lab tests) would reduce the rate of medication errors.

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