Abstract: Current Status and Evidence of Effects of E-Prescribing Implementation in United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Poland and United States

 

Abstract: Current Status and Evidence of Effects of E-Prescribing Implementation in United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Poland and United States

Electronic-prescribing (E-prescribing) in comparison to manual (“by hand”) generation, transmission and filling of prescriptions is thought to substantially lower the risks of inaccuracy and therefore reduce associated healthcare resource use and costs. The purpose of this work is to describe the current state of e-prescribing systems implementation in Denmark, Germany, Italy, Poland, United Kingdom (UK) and United States (USA), and to assess present evidence of its influence on healthcare.