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Journal Article
Study

The effect of automated alerts on provider ordering behavior in an outpatient setting.  

Steele AW, Eisert S, Witter J, et al. PLoS Medicine. 2005;2.

The AHRQ-funded investigators studied the effectiveness of combining a computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system with decision support to generate alerts, modify provider behavior, and prevent possible medication errors.