Reduction of medical error at the point-of-care using electronic clinical information delivery
Authors: Wilcox, R. A.; Whitham, E. M.
Source: Internal Medicine Journal, Volume 33, Number 11, November 2003 , pp. 537-540(4)
There is accumulating evidence that point-of-care delivery of clinical information such as evidence-based medicine, practice guidelines and drug information can streamline clinical practice and reduce preventable errors. In Australia, hospital-based physicians have generally been slow to fully use these resources to enhance their clinical practice. Here we provide an introduction to the practical application of several hand-held and electronic information systems available to Australian physicians. (Intern Med J 2003; 33: 537−540)
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Medical Biochemistry and
Publication date: November 1, 2003