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Exploring the roots of unintended safety threats associated with the introduction of hospital ePrescribing systems and candidate avoidance and/or mitigation strategies: a qualitative study
  1. Hajar Mozaffar1,
  2. Kathrin M Cresswell2,
  3. Robin Williams3,
  4. David W Bates4,
  5. Aziz Sheikh2
  1. 1 Business School, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  2. 2 Centre for Medical informatics, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  3. 3 Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  4. 4 Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  5. 5 Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hajar Mozaffar, Business School, University of Edinburgh, 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9JS, UK; h.mozaffar{at}ed.ac.uk, h.mozaffar{at}gmail.com

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  • Contributors AS and RW conceived the study. HM and KMC performed the data collection. HM led the data analysis and wrote the paper. HM, KMC and RW performed further data analysis. All authors critically commented on the paper. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding This article has drawn on a programme of independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Programme Grants for Applied Research scheme (RP-PG-1209-10099). The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health. AS is supported by the Farr Institute.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval The University of Edinburgh's Research Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors AS and RW conceived the study. HM and KMC performed the data collection. HM led the data analysis and wrote the paper. HM, KMC and RW performed further data analysis. All authors critically commented on the paper. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding This article has drawn on a programme of independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Programme Grants for Applied Research scheme (RP-PG-1209-10099). The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health. AS is supported by the Farr Institute.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval The University of Edinburgh's Research Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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