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Research Article

The Use and Functionality of Electronic Prescribing Systems in English Acute NHS Trusts: A Cross-Sectional Survey

  • Zamzam Ahmed,

    Affiliations: The Centre for Medication Safety and Service Quality, UCL School of Pharmacy, London, United Kingdom, Pharmacy Department, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom

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  • Monsey Chan McLeod,

    Affiliations: The Centre for Medication Safety and Service Quality, UCL School of Pharmacy, London, United Kingdom, Pharmacy Department, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom

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  • Nick Barber,

    Affiliation: The Centre for Medication Safety and Service Quality, UCL School of Pharmacy, London, United Kingdom

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  • Ann Jacklin,

    Affiliation: The Centre for Medication Safety and Service Quality, UCL School of Pharmacy, London, United Kingdom

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  • Bryony Dean Franklin mail

    Bryony.deanfranklin@imperial.nhs.uk

    Affiliations: The Centre for Medication Safety and Service Quality, UCL School of Pharmacy, London, United Kingdom, Pharmacy Department, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: November 20, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080378

About the Authors

Zamzam Ahmed, Monsey Chan McLeod, Nick Barber, Ann Jacklin, Bryony Dean Franklin
The Centre for Medication Safety and Service Quality, UCL School of Pharmacy, London, United Kingdom
Zamzam Ahmed, Monsey Chan McLeod, Bryony Dean Franklin
Pharmacy Department, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: Bryony.deanfranklin@imperial.nhs.uk

Competing Interests

AJ has been paid by IBSL for consultancy work relating to electronic prescribing, and BDF has been paid travel expenses by the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists to speak at a meeting sponsored by EP system suppliers; no other relationships or activities that could appear to have influenced the submitted work. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZA MCM NB AJ BDF. Performed the experiments: ZA MCM. Analyzed the data: ZA BDF NB MCM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ZA MCM NB AJ BDF. Wrote the paper: ZA BDF NB AJ MCM.