Letters

Computerised prescribing of chemotherapy reduces errors

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7032.707a (Published 16 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:707
  1. Nicola S Stoner,
  2. Carol J Tanfield,
  3. Denis C Talbot
  1. Clinical oncology pharmacist Business manager Consultant ICRF Medical Oncology Unit, Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 7LJ

    EDITOR,—S M Cotter advocates computerised prescribing as a useful addition to a clinical pharmacy service.1 In 1993 we introduced a computerised prescribing system for cytotoxic chemotherapy in order to improve patients' care, rationalise prescribing, and increase the quality, clarity, and safety of prescriptions. Other advantages include improved compliance with protocols, ease of access to clinical data, a decrease in prescribing time, a reduction in errors of transcription, and help with audit.2 3 4

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