Reducing medication errors

Orser, Beverley
April 2000
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/18/2000, Vol. 162 Issue 8, p1150
Academic Journal
Looks at precautionary measures for preventing medication errors in Canada. Significant frequency of morbidity rates associated with wrong drug administration; Increased public awareness that was triggered by the publicized fatal overdosage of an infant; Two initiatives to reduce accidental patient death such as implementing a labelling standard on drugs and establishing an agency for reporting errors.


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