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Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 458–459 | Cite as

Impact of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) on PICU prescribing errors

  • Barbara Maat
  • Casper W. Bollen
  • Adrianus J. van Vught
  • Toine C. G. Egberts
  • Carin M. A. Rademaker
Letter

Keywords

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Clinical Decision Support Strong Risk Factor Computerize Physician Order Entry Dose Error 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

We thank Koos J. G. Jansen and the PICE (Pediatric Intensive Care Evaluation) database for providing patient admission data. We thank Hanneke J. H. den Breeijen and the Utrecht Patient Oriented Database (UPOD) for extensive help with data management. We thank Nicole J. M. Willard, Chantal Ricken, Bianca W. J. Bakkum, Ruud van der Noll, Eva V. A. Mulder, Tessa van der Maaden, Esther Kuipers, Stefan W. C. van Roosmalen, Cynthia Lagrand, and Annemieke D. M. van der Kaaij, at the time master’s degree students of the Utrecht University Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, for collecting much of the data.

Ethical standards

This study was performed in accordance with the ethical standards laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments. The study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of the University Medical Center Utrecht.

Conflicts of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara Maat
    • 1
  • Casper W. Bollen
    • 2
  • Adrianus J. van Vught
    • 2
  • Toine C. G. Egberts
    • 1
    • 3
  • Carin M. A. Rademaker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Pharmacy, D.00.2.04University Medical Center UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric Intensive Care, KG.02.301.0, Wilhelmina Children’s HospitalUniversity Medical Center UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Pharmacoepidemiology and Clinical Pharmacology, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical SciencesUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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