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Nurs Stand. 2007 Aug 8-14;21(48):35-40.

Implementing a systematic response to medication errors.

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University Hospital Lewisham, London. dorthe.larsen@uhl.nhs.uk

Abstract

Healthcare delivery is associated with various risks and it is unlikely that these can ever be completely eliminated. Medicine management is an area known to involve errors. This article describes how implementing a systematic response to medication errors enables health professionals to identify individual and organisational failures and reduce adverse patient outcomes.

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