Titled “Personal Digital Assistants and the Reduction of Medical Error,” the article by Dr. Rosenbloom and Dr. Edith C. Ramsdell discusses the troubles that today’s physicians face in the ways of medical misunderstandings, and how to prevent them using a PDA medical reference application. The article lists the types of medical errors with examples and discusses how each can potentially be avoided with the use of a PDA point-of-care medical reference tool. It then goes on to list the different types of drug databases, medical databases, and medical calculation programs that are available and how they compare with each other. The authors cite evidence that use of fully-integrated, PDA-based medical software at the point of care reduces medical error and makes healthcare more efficient and effective.
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