Safe medication prescribing and monitoring in the outpatient setting

Shojania, Kaveh G.
April 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/25/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 9, p1257
Academic Journal
Discusses three medical cases illustrating the need for safe medication prescribing and monitoring in the outpatient setting. Stages of the medication process; Single most important contraindication to any medication; Best solution to the problem of look-alike medication names.


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