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This research programme found that the implementation of electronic prescribing systems was challenging, but when fully implemented, they were associated with a reduction in clinically important prescribing errors.

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Aziz Sheikh 1,*, Jamie Coleman 2, Antony Chuter 3, Robin Williams 4, Richard Lilford 5, Ann Slee 6, Zoe Morrison 7, Kathrin Cresswell 1, Ann Robertson 1, Sarah Slight 8, Hajar Mozaffar 1, Lisa Lee 1, Sonal Shah 2, Sarah Pontefract 2, Abby King 1, Valeri Wiegel 1, Samuel Watson 5, Nde-Eshimuni Salema 9, David Bates 10, Anthony Avery 9, Alan Girling 9, Lucy McCloughan 1, Neil Watson 11

1 Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
2 Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
3 Lay member, , UK
4 School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
5 Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
6 NHS England, London, UK
7 Aberdeen Business School, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK
8 School of Pharmacy, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
9 School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
10 Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
11 Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
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