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  1. Computerized Physician Order Entry Software Design Flaw in New Zealand

    There is a story in New Zealand's Nelson Mail about physicians "accidentally ordering life-threatening doses of drugs using the computer-generated prescriptions." According to the story, if a doctor using the computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system "didn't fill out a dose or indicate how often the medicine should be taken, a default amount - such as '5ml' or 'twice daily' - appeared on the prescription." From the Mail story, it appears that pharmacists encounter similar problems a few times a day, but most are caught. However, one pharmacists says that he knows of at least …

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