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Alta RN. 2007 Oct;63(8):8-9.

Improving patient safety by eliminating unsafe abbreviations from medication prescribing.

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Health Quality Council of Alberta.

Abstract

The hazardous medication-ordering practices in the accompanying table are the focus of a provincial initiative led by the Health Quality Council of Alberta to improve patient safety across the continuum of care. This is not just a prescriber issue--it is a culture of practice issue that is perpetuated in many ways throughout the health-care system, often inadvertently by the myriad of ways health professionals communicate about medication orders.

PMID:
17987983
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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