National observational study of prescription dispensing accuracy and safety in 50 pharmacies.

@article{Flynn2003NationalOS,
  title={National observational study of prescription dispensing accuracy and safety in 50 pharmacies.},
  author={Elizabeth Allan Flynn and Kenneth N. Barker and Brian Carnahan},
  journal={Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association},
  year={2003},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={191-200}
}
OBJECTIVES To measure dispensing accuracy rates in 50 pharmacies located in 6 cities across the United States and describe the nature and frequency of the errors detected. DESIGN Cross-sectional descriptive study. SETTINGS Chain, independent, and health-system pharmacies (located in hospitals or managed care organizations). PARTICIPANTS Pharmacy staff at randomly selected pharmacies in each city who accepted an invitation to participate. INTERVENTION Observation by a pharmacist in each pharmacy… CONTINUE READING