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Preventing Medication Errors Quality Chasm Series (Quality Chasm) by Committee on Identifying and Preventing Medication Errors

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Published by National Academies Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Health systems & services,
  • Medical,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Pharmacology,
  • Health Care Delivery,
  • Public Health,
  • Medication Errors,
  • Prevention,
  • Safety Management,
  • United States,
  • prevention & control

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsPhilip Aspden (Editor), Julie Wolcott (Editor), J. Lyle Bootman (Editor), Linda R. Cronenwett (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages480
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9525409M
ISBN 100309101476
ISBN 109780309101479

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Medication Errors is the most comprehensive, authoritative examination of the causes of and means to preventing medication errors in print. It helps readers understand the system-based causes of medication errors, including pharmaceutical trademarks, drug packaging and labeling, and error-prone abbreviations and dose expressions, as well as the /5(2). Preventing Medication Errors is the newest volume in the series. Responding to the key messages in earlier volumes of the series— To Err Is Human (), Crossing the Quality Chasm (), and Patient Safety () —this book sets forth an agenda for improving the safety of medication use. Given the large number of new drugs approved over the past 25 years--many highly potent and complex--it's no surprise that medication errors occur. Although most are not serious, some cause irreparable harm and fatalities. Medication Errors takes an in-depth look at factors that contribute to medication errors and recommends steps for preventing them at the micro and macro levels. Preventing Medication Errors is the newest volume in the series. Responding to the key messages in earlier volumes of the series To Err Is Human (), Crossing the Quality Chasm (), and Patient Safety (), this book sets forth an agenda for improving the safety of medication ting Medication Errors begins by providing an.

Preventing Medication Errors also examines the peer-reviewed literature on the incidence and the cost of medication errors and the effectiveness of error prevention strategies. Presenting data that will foster the reduction of medication errors, the book provides action agendas detailing the measures needed to improve the safety of medication use in both the short- and long-term. Medication Errors is the most comprehensive, a01itative examination of the causes of and means to preventing medication errors in print. It helps readers understand the system-based causes of medication errors, including pharmaceutical trademarks, drug packaging and labeling, and error-prone abbreviations and dose expressions, as well as the patients role in preventing medication errors.3/5(1).   A major report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on medication errors suggests that, despite all the progress in patient safety since To Err is Human, medication errors remain extremely common, and the health care system can do much more to prevent them. Medication errors were estimated to account for more than 7, deaths annually. 1 Building on this work and previous IOM reports, the IOM put forth a report in on medication safety, Preventing Medication Errors. 2 This report emphasized the importance of severely reducing medication errors, improving communication with patients Cited by:

FDA looks for ways to prevent medication errors. Before drugs are approved for marketing, FDA reviews the drug name, labeling, packaging, and product design to identify and revise information that. Statistics on medication errors in U.S. hospital s are difficult to calculate, due to the variability in reporting. In , the government released a report titled To Err is Human: Building a Safer Healthcare System, which stated that approximat people die each year in the United States due to medical errors (Institute of Medicine. Abstract: This book provides practical guidance to the health care community—in any setting, be it acute care, long-term care, community practice, industry, regulatory affairs, or academia—to make patients who take or receive medications safer as we work collectively toward a six-sigma level of performance ( errors per million medications).   This edited work presents a comprehensive examination of the causes of and means to preventing medication errors. It includes numerous practical tips presented in tables to prevent, reduce, minimise and mitigate medication errors. The book is /5(11).