Identifying and reducing medication errors: Findings from a national programme
- At: 2007 FIP Congress in Beijing (China)
- Type: Presentation
- By: SANTELL, John (U.S. Pharmacopeia, Rockville, United States of America)
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.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.