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Dependence on Electronic Health Records Can Lower Patient Safety

Key clinical point: Higher dependence on electronic health records was significantly associated with reduced safety actions among oncology nurses and prescribers in an ambulatory practice setting.

Major finding: Higher reliance on electronic health records in practice was associated with reduced safety scores (P less than .001).

Study details: A statewide survey of 297 oncology nurses and prescribers in Michigan.

Disclosures: The study was supported by grant funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Cancer Institute. No conflicts of interest were reported.


Patel MR et al. J Oncol Pract. 2019 Apr 22. doi: 10.1200/JOP.18.00507.