Prevention of Medication Errors- A Stepahead In Providing Better Patient Safety

  • Steffi Mammen Inamdar Multispecialty Hospital
Keywords: medication error, patient safety, adverse events, charts review

Abstract

The reality that medical treatment can harm patients is one that the healthcare community has had to come to, in terms with over recent years. Adverse events associated with medication errors are chief causes among them. A medication error is an error which can be defined as any discrepancy between the prescriber's interpretable medication order and what was administered to a patient. Prescribing & drug administration appears to be associated with greatest number of errors.

Author Biography

Steffi Mammen, Inamdar Multispecialty Hospital

Inamdar Multispecialty Hospital,
Pune,
Maharashtra, India

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Published
2017-06-01
How to Cite
[1]
Mammen, S. 2017. Prevention of Medication Errors- A Stepahead In Providing Better Patient Safety. PharmaTutor. 5, 6 (Jun. 2017), 10-13.
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