Editor's Correspondence
February 9, 2004

The Safety of Computer-Based Medication Systems—Reply

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Copyright 2004 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2004

Arch Intern Med. 2004;164(3):340. doi:10.1001/archinte.164.3.340

In reply

In his letter, Dr Graber points out that new technology may result in unexpected and deleterious consequences. We agree. Moreover, CPOE can be difficult to implement, as demonstrated by the Cedars Sinai experience.1 However, there is scant evidence to date that CPOE with CDSS results in increased error rates, and there are much data to the contrary.2

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