The assisted electronic prescription in patients hospitalised in a chest diseases ward.
Arch Bronconeumol. 2011 Mar;47(3):138-42
Authors: Villamañán E, Herrero A, Sala RA
Patient medical care requires a level of individualised care, so technological support is becoming increasingly necessary, if not essential. Even so, the effort required to apply new technologies in the health system is not always sufficient, taking into account that they could be key factors for the safety of the patient. Treatments are often prescribed manually, which could lead to errors due to ambiguity of the prescriptions, illegibility, calculation errors or transcription errors. The increasing sophistication of computer systems and programs used in the hospital care setting can be fundamental in reducing risks for the patient, detecting and correcting errors, contributing to making decisions using help support and reducing costs in the long-term. Polymedicated patients with the usual multiple diseases in medical specialty departments, such as Chest Diseases, can particularly benefit from the application of these new technologies.
PMID: 21377255 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]