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Identifying and reducing medication errors: Findings from a national programme

  • In: G31 - The use of informatics to improve medication safety on Thursday, 6 September 2007, 9:00-12:00
  • At: Beijing (China) (2007)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: SANTELL, John (U.S. Pharmacopeia, Rockville, United States of America)
  • Abstract:

    Every day a significant number of people are harmed rather than helped by the medications that are prescribed, dispensed, and administered to them. In the U.S., a 2006 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report concluded that preventable adverse drug events (medication errors) in hospital patients are both common and costly ($2 billion annually). The


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