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U.S. Adoption of Computerized Physician Order Entry Systems


David M. Cutler


Harvard University - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Naomi E. Feldman


Federal Reserve Board

Jill R. Horwitz


UCLA School of Law; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)


Health Affairs, Vol. 24, No. 6, 2005

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Computerized physician order entry (CPOE) has been shown to reduce preventable, potential adverse events. Despite this evidence, fewer than 5 percent of U.S. hospitals have fully implemented these systems. We assess empirically alternative reasons for low CPOE implementation using data from various sources. We find that CPOE is related to hospital ownership and teaching status; government and teaching hospitals are much more likely than other hospital types are to invest in CPOE. Hospital profitability is not associated with CPOE investment. Although greater diffusion of CPOE is needed, it might have to await continuing publicity efforts and substantial reimbursement system changes.

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Date posted: July 26, 2007  

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Cutler, David M. and Feldman, Naomi E. and Horwitz, Jill R., U.S. Adoption of Computerized Physician Order Entry Systems. Health Affairs, Vol. 24, No. 6, 2005. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1002694

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David M. Cutler (Contact Author)
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Naomi E. Feldman
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Jill R. Horwitz
UCLA School of Law ( email )
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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) ( email )
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