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Quality of drug interaction alerts in prescribing and dispensing software

Ian R Cheong
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): 358-359.
Published online: 21 September 2009

To the Editor: I was interested to read the results of Sweidan and colleagues’ study of drug interaction alerts in prescribing and dispensing software.1 I believe their use of the terms “sensitivity” and “specificity” differ from the standard definitions, which are usually:

  • Ian R Cheong

  • Springwood Group General Practice, Brisbane, QLD.

Correspondence: ian.cheong@acm.org

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