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Prescribing errors on admission to hospital and their potential impact: a mixed-methods study
Although doctors know the importance of obtaining an accurate medication history and checking prescriptions with patients, they often fail to put this into practice, resulting in prescribing errors.
A comparison of the effectiveness of topical tetracycline, benzoyl‐peroxide gel and oral oxytetracycline in the treatment of acne
- J. Norris, B. Hughes, A. J. Basey, W. Cunliffe
- MedicineClinical and experimental dermatology
- 1 January 1991
It is concluded that topical tetracycline is as effective as either 5% benzoyl‐peroxide gel or 250 mg oxytetracy Cline twice daily in the treatment of mild to moderate acne.
Delays and interruptions in the acute medical unit clerking process: an observational study
Interruptions and delays regularly occurred during the admission process in the study hospital which impacts adversely on patient experience and compliance with the recommended 4-h timeframe, further work is required to assess the impact on patient safety.
Challenges in implementing government-directed VTE guidance for medical patients: a mixed methods study
National financial sanctions appear effective in implementing guidance, where other local measures have failed, and principal barriers identified to risk assessment were: involvement of multiple staff in individual admissions; interruptions; lack of policy awareness; time pressure and complexity of tools.
Exploring key risks in the medical admissions process
- A. J. Basey
Observations showed poor medication history taking and prescribing practices, during the study the proportion of items with a prescribing error increased, however the interviews showed that staff did know how to establish an accurate medication history and were aware of the potential problems.
, AJ Challenges in implementing government-directed VTE guidance for medical patients : a mixed methods study
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