Illegibility continues to plague handwritten prescriptions

04/30/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Only about 36% of all prescriptions in the U.S. are electronic, according to Surescripts, despite numerous studies showing that illegible handwriting can cause serious medication errors or waste time when pharmacists have to clarify prescribers' intent.

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