Cost-benefit analysis of the detection of prescribing errors by hospital pharmacy staff.

@article{Bemt2002CostbenefitAO,
  title={Cost-benefit analysis of the detection of prescribing errors by hospital pharmacy staff.},
  author={Patrica M L A van den Bemt and Maarten J Postma and Eric N H van Roon and M Chow and Roel Fijn and Jacobus R. J. B. Brouwers},
  journal={Drug safety},
  year={2002},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={
          135-43
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Prescribing errors are a major cause of iatrogenic patient morbidity and therefore interventions aimed at preventing the adverse outcomes of these errors are likely to result in cost reduction. However, it is unclear whether the costs associated with these preventive measures are outweighed by the cost reductions (benefits). Therefore, a study was set up to analyse costs and benefits of detecting prescribing errors by hospital pharmacy staff. DESIGN During 5 consecutive days in two… CONTINUE READING

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