In December, I discussed a concerning publication from my own institution showing increased mortality in the ICU after implmentation of a computerized physician order entry system.
Well, the establishment has now had it's chance to respond, in a series of letters either critiqueing the study or arguing that the hospital didn't implement the CPOE properly (not that anyone could dispute that). I don't find them entirely convincing, but you can judge for yourself if your institution has free access.
And yes I took and extended break for no real reason. I've had a fair amount going on, got a bad cold, felt like I didn't have much to say, etc. I should be posting more regularly for the next while at least