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Workarounds to hospital electronic prescribing systems: a qualitative study in English hospitals

Cresswell, KM   Mozaffar, H   Lee, L   Williams, R   Sheikh, A

BMJ quality & safety  

DOI: 10.1136/bmjqs-2015-005149

April 2016

Concerns with the usability of electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) systems can lead to the development of workarounds by users.

The objective of this paper was to investigate the types of workarounds users employed, the underlying reasons offered and implications for care provision and patient safety.