To assess the factors affecting numerical ability of pharmacy students and identify where areas of provision could be improved
- At: 2012 FIP Congress in Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
- Type: Poster
- By: FOULSHAM, Russell (University of Hertfordshire, School of Pharmacy, Hatfield, United Kingdom)
- Co-author(s): Ali, M. (University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom)
Health care professionals must have good numeracy skills and their inability to perform calculations COULD be a potential cause of medication errors. Although this cause of medication error may be relatively small (11.1% of all medication errors according to Lesar et al in 1997), it is completely preventable. The General Pharmaceutical Council The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.