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International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy

, Volume 33, Issue 6, pp 879–880 | Cite as

Strategies for improving documentation and reducing medication errors related to drug allergy

  • Elena VillamañánEmail author
  • Yolanda Larrubia
  • Margarita Ruano
  • Alicia Herrero
  • Rodolfo Álvarez-Sala
Letter to the Editor

Abstract

New technologies like computerized physician order entry systems, that includes a support alert for drug allergies, can be an effective tool to prevent medical errors related to drug hypersensitivity most of them caused by lack of documentation and information.

Keywords

Computerized physician order entry Drug allergy Medication errors 

Notes

Conflicts of interest

None.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena Villamañán
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yolanda Larrubia
    • 1
  • Margarita Ruano
    • 1
  • Alicia Herrero
    • 1
  • Rodolfo Álvarez-Sala
    • 2
  1. 1.Pharmacy DepartmentUniversitary Hospital La PazMadridSpain
  2. 2.Pneumology DepartmentUniversitary Hospital La PazMadridSpain

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