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Safe Medication Ordering

Doctors and other licensed prescribers should order medications through a computer that alerts them to serious ordering errors such as a wrong dose or a patient allergy to reduce and prevent adverse drug events. Hospitals report on both the utilization of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and the effectiveness of that system in alerting prescribers to ordering errors. 

Fact sheet on CPOE

CPOE bibliography


Reporting Period

  • Latest 3 months prior to Survey submission

Patients Included in the Measure

  • Inpatients (Patients who are admitted to the hospital for at least one overnight stay)

  • Adults and Children