Researchers recommend electronic prescription pads

February 2, 2012 2:18:42 PM PST
Researchers in Australia say electronic prescription pads are the way to go.

Researchers studied prescriptions written at two hospitals. They found the number of errors dropped by 60 percent when doctors used computers to write prescriptions, compared to written by hand.

The most common prescription problems were found to be unclear, incomplete, or illegible orders.

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