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A survey of E-Prescription readiness in selected Nigeria Hospitals

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1. Auflage, 2014

This project aims to survey electronic prescription readiness in Nigeria hospitals to know whether they are ready for electronic prescription or not. Electronic prescribing or e-prescribing is a computer-based electronic generation and transmission of a prescription. Prescribing systems help to increase patient safety and increase prescribing accuracy, the system also helps to reduce costs through improved legibility. The motivation for e-prescribing lies in the greater safety of drug use and the current unacceptable levels of adverse drug events. The aim of this study is to evaluate the readiness of Hospitals in Nigeria to adopt e-prescription system for patient's welfare and improved healthcare service delivery. With the adoption of e-prescription, errors in writing prescriptions that sometimes result in patient's harm could be rectified.
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