Preventing medication errors: a summary.

  title={Preventing medication errors: a summary.},
  author={David W. Bates},
  journal={American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists},
  volume={64 14 Suppl 9},
  pages={S3-9; quiz S24-6}
  • David W. Bates
  • Published 2007 in
    American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP…
PURPOSE To summarize key recommendations and supporting evidence from the most recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Preventing Medication Errors. SUMMARY Starting in 2000, IOM reports brought the problem of medical safety into public awareness and made four major points: errors are common and costly, systems cause errors, errors can be prevented and safety can be improved, and medication-related adverse events are the single leading cause of injury. The most recent report is an attempt… CONTINUE READING