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Electronic prescribing could save at least $29bn

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 13 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1155
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    The US healthcare system could save $29bn (£16.2bn; €24.2bn) a year if doctors sent their prescriptions electronically to pharmacies, says a report from eHealth Initiative, a non-profit organisation based in Washington, DC, that aims to increase safety and efficiency in health care through information technology.

    Electronic prescribing would realise savings of about $27bn, because there …

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