Using clinical decision support to help prevent adverse drug reactions: Is good enough, good enough?
Today’s healthcare environment poses many challenges that can impact the clinician’s already complex daily routine. Many of these issues can also significantly impact patient care—particularly medication management.
While medication errors and drug interactions can be minimized or even eliminated with proactive steps, adverse drug reactions always have the potential to negatively impact patients. Many approved medications have excellent safety profiles and are very well tolerated. Yet adverse drug reactions can be caused by any drug, and can occur at any time.