The role of managed care pharmacy in reducing medication errors.

  title={The role of managed care pharmacy in reducing medication errors.},
  author={Matthew C Grissinger and Nancy J Globus and Matthew P Fricker},
  journal={Journal of managed care pharmacy : JMCP},
  volume={9 1},
OBJECTIVE To outline some of the causes of medication errors and recommend ways that managed care pharmacy organizations and managed care pharmacists can prevent some of these errors through practitioner and patient education. BACKGROUND Patient safety has become a major concern since the November 1999 release of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, To Err Is Human. Errors involving prescription medications are responsible for up to 7,000 American deaths per year and the financial costs of… CONTINUE READING


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