Mandatory pharmacy residencies: One way to reduce medication errors

Ibrahim, Rami B.; Bahgat-Ibrahim, Lilian; Reeves, David
March 2010
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;3/15/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 6, p477
Academic Journal
In this article the authors discuss the rise of prescribing errors by pharmacists in the U.S. The authors stress that the need for pharmacy residency training for pharmacists to reduce prescribing errors which are common in health care systems and contribute to more than half of significant adverse but preventable drug events. Also investigated is the case of a 29-year-old woman with a history of hypercoaguable state that was hospitalized for full-term delivery.


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