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PRESCRIBING ERRORS AT DISCHARGE FOR ELDERLY POPULATION AT MIDDLEMORE HOSPITAL

  • At: 2019 FIP Congress in AbuDhabi (United Arab Emirates)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: MANNAN, Shaheen (Counties Manukau District Health Board, Clinical Pharmacy, New Zealand)
  • Co-author(s): Shaheen Mannan: Clinical Pharmacy, Counties Manukau District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand
    Amy Khun: Clinical Pharmacy, Counties Manukau District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand
    Jessica Harrington: Clinical Pharmacy, Counties Manukau District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Elderly have increased risk of medication errors for various reasons . New Zealand’s population is ageing, with elderly currently representing 14.3% of the total population (1). They consume a significant proportion of medications prescribed.  Unintentional medication errors on electronic discharge summaries (EDS) often occur due to

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Last update 4 October 2019

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