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Computer-Generated Prescriptions Reduce Errors

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Computer-Generated Prescriptions Reduce Errors

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Computer-Generated Prescriptions Reduce Errors

Computer-Generated Prescriptions Reduce Errors

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Computer programs that allow doctors to write prescriptions are touted as a way to eliminate potentially fatal errors and simplify the process of filling prescriptions correctly. But some doctors shy away from using the programs. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and Dr. John Birkmeyer, professor of surgery and a health services researcher at the University of Michigan.