Seetal Jheeta is a research pharmacist at The Centre for Medication Safety and Service Quality, Pharmacy Department, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom & UCL School of Pharmacy, London, United Kingdom.
Impact of electronic prescribing on patient safety in hospitals: implications for the UKSubscription
NHS hospitals in England are expected to be paperless by 2020, as set out in a comprehensive framework published by the National Information Board. The use of hospital electronic prescribing (EP) systems is therefore likely to increase rapidly in the near future. The aim of this review is to summarise the available evidence of the impact of inpatient EP on patient safety, with a focus on implications for the UK. MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched to identify systematic and narrative reviews pu