A commercial rule base was used to identify drug orders exceeding standard dosage limits at a university hospital. Initially, there were substantial numbers of clinically insignificant alerts. A method for altering the commercial rule base will be implemented to increase rule specificity for problematic drugs. With minor modifications, commercial rule bases can be used to rapidly create a safety net that screens drug orders for excessive dosages, while preserving the rule architecture for more finely tuned clinical decision support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)983
Number of pages1
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
StatePublished - 2003


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