Quality of drug interaction alerts in prescribing and dispensing software

Michelle Sweidan, James F Reeve, Jo-anne E Brien, Pradeep Jayasuriya, Jennifer H Martin and Graeme M Vernon
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2009.tb02832.x
Published online: 21 September 2009

In reply: Cheong notes that the terms “sensitivity” and “specificity” have a slightly different meaning in our study compared with the usual definitions. This was intentional, and the definitions we used are clearly described in our article.1

  • Michelle Sweidan1
  • James F Reeve1
  • Jo-anne E Brien3
  • Pradeep Jayasuriya4
  • Jennifer H Martin5,6
  • Graeme M Vernon7

  • 1 Pharmaceutical Decision Support Program, National Prescribing Service, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
  • 4 Belgravia Medical Centre, Perth, WA.
  • 5 Departments of Internal Medicine and Chemical Pathology, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 6 Diamantina Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 7 Austin Health, Melbourne, VIC.



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