Applying the performance improvement team concept to the medication order process.

@article{Pantaleo1998ApplyingTP,
  title={Applying the performance improvement team concept to the medication order process.},
  author={Nicholas Pantaleo and Mark I. Talan},
  journal={Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality},
  year={1998},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={30-5}
}
Healthcare literature suggests that most adverse drug events (ADEs) are the results of errors at the prescribing stage. These ADEs affect patients, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and hospital administrators. Improving systems and providing education, rather than tracking the performance of individual prescribers, seem to be more effective in preventing and reducing ADEs. Pharmacists' participation on patient medical rounds and their presence in a satellite pharmacy increased their… CONTINUE READING