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Computerized Physician Order Entry Reduces Medication Turnaround Time of Labor Induction Agents.
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PMID:  21082536     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We sought to determine whether computerized physician order entry (CPOE) improves the induction agent turnaround time on the labor and delivery unit (L&D) compared with paper-based order entry (PBOE). We conducted a retrospective study of singleton, term pregnancies admitted to L&D for induction of labor. Outcomes of women who delivered 3 months before or 3 months after universal CPOE implementation were compared including induction agent turnaround time. The induction agent turnaround time was significantly shorter in the CPOE group ( N = 83) compared with PBOE group ( N = 71) [71 (range 8 to 411) versus 100 (2 to 442) minutes, P = 0.004]. There were no differences in cesarean section rate or length of hospital stay. After controlling for time of day of induction, induction agent, and type of order entry, CPOE continued to significantly decrease the induction agent turnaround time by 25 minutes ( P = 0.042). CPOE improved the process of induction of labor and efficiency of care of pregnant women.
Jerrie S Refuerzo; Heather Straub; Robert Murphy; Linda Salter; Susan M Ramin; Sean C Blackwell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-11-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-8785     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© Thieme Medical Publishers.
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston.
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