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Computerized Prescription Systems Introduce New Errors

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Computerized Prescription Systems Introduce New Errors

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Computerized Prescription Systems Introduce New Errors

Computerized Prescription Systems Introduce New Errors

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Hospitals have been installing computerized prescription systems to help eliminate human error. But a study in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association finds these programs are actually causing new kinds of medical mistakes.

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Correction March 24, 2005

Sociologist Ross Koppel of the University of Pennsylvania is misidentified as "Robert" in this segment.

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