TITLE

Med errors injure 1.5 million per year

PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Pharmaceutical Representative;Oct2006, Vol. 36 Issue 10, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies showing that medication errors harm at least 1.5 million people every in the U.S. Medication errors covers all mistakes involving prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, vitamins, minerals or herbal supplement. According to the report, there are not enough data to determine the accurately all the costs related to medication errors.
ACCESSION #
23222424

 

Related Articles

  • Medical error study cites safety flaws in Rx drug use.  // Medical Marketing & Media;Jan2000, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p18 

    Cites safety flaws in prescription drug use as reported in the November 1999 Institute of Medicine study on medical errors. Confusing similarity of drug names; Stocking patient care units with full-strength drugs that may be toxic; Illegible handwriting of prescriptions and medical records.

  • IOM report addresses medication errors.  // Family Practice Management;Sep2006, Vol. 13 Issue 8, p30 

    The article reports on the recommendations addressed in the Institute of Medicine's Quality Chasm series, "Preventing Medication Errors" in the U.S. The recommendations were focused on reducing preventable drug events, which happen at least 1.5 million times a year in the U.S. only. These...

  • BEWARE OF DRUG SOUNDALIKES.  // Consumer Reports;Jul2007, Vol. 72 Issue 7, p53 

    The article offers consumers warnings on pharmaceuticals with like-sounding names. The article discusses a case where a pharmacist mistook the sleep medication Lunesta for Neulasta, a cancer therapy drug. A report by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine states that up to...

  • Make no mistake: Errors must stop. Petitte, Karen; Edlin, Marl; Heimoff, Steven H. // Modern Physician;Jan2000, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p21 

    Focuses on medical errors that caused death in the United States according to the Institute of Medicine. Actions the government must take to prevent the errors; Need for cultures of safety designed by medical organizations; Impact on the confidence of the public on medical professionals.

  • Hospitals: Get Out Alive.  // Health (Time Inc. Health);Mar2000, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p26 

    Focuses on medical errors. Findings of a report by the Institute of Medicine; Types of medical mistakes; Suggestions on how to avoid becoming a victim of medical errors.

  • MEDICATION ERRORS; AN UPDATE.  // HealthFacts;Apr2001, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p4 

    Presents statistical information on medical errors in the United States, according to a report issued by the Institute of Medicine.

  • To Err Can Be Fatal. Inlander, Charles B. // People's Medical Society Newsletter;Feb2000, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p2 

    Offers an opinion on the proposed solutions in the 1999 report of the Institute of Medicine regarding medical errors in hospitals as the leading cause of death in the United States.

  • A National Priority. Gothberg, Sharon // MEDSURG Nursing;Feb2000, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p5 

    Recommends several strategies in reducing health care error in the United States from the Institute of Medicine. Development of a national center for patient safety; Importance of reporting system; Information on culture of safety.

  • Nobody's perfect. Bell, Clark W. // Modern Healthcare;07/17/2000, Vol. 30 Issue 29, p24 

    Editorial. Comments on the report released by the Institute of Medicine regarding medical errors in the United States. Reactions from the industry against the report; Debate on how hospitals can reduce medical errors; Significance of the report.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics