Table 2RPN scores with and without IT intervention

Process stepRPN for existing processRPN for IT interventionRPN difference% Risk reduction
1. MD admit order2038312059%
2. Admit nurse form10910187%
3. MAR initiated and Rx begun113734035%
4. MD discharge med orders1928011258%
5. Discharge Rx explained1907811259%
6. Discharge Rx transmitted180909050%
Overall average 164848045%

From: Barriers Associated with Medication Information Handoffs

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Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation (Volume 3: Implementation Issues).
Henriksen K, Battles JB, Marks ES, et al., editors.

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