Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub,
MD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: Dr Koppel and colleagues1 discuss errors that may have occurred as residents,
using a CPOE system, chose from preset prescribing templates, sometimes overlooking
specific patient needs. My experience in an academic internal medicine residency
program suggests that CPOE may also detract from physician development when
trainees rely on preset orders in lieu of carefully considering treatment
Hegedus SM. Computerized Physician Order Entry Systems and Medication Errors. JAMA. 2005;294(2):178-181. doi:10.1001/jama.294.2.179-b