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How to Reduce Medication Errors by 82% 5 Recommendations from a Hospital Pharmacist in Preventing Medication Errors

In this article, “How to Reduce Medication Errors by 82%,” Michael Wong, JD (Founder and Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) discusses his interview with Steven Meisel, PharmD, who discusses how to reduce medication errors by 82%.

Mr. Meisel is a patient safety expert at the Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI) and the Director of Medication Safety at Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, adverse drug events account for nearly 700,000 emergency department visits and 100,000 hospitalizations each year.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_literacy

Hospital pharmacists are uniquely positioned to prevent medication errors in the hospital because of their centralizing function for medications prescribed and dispensed within the hospital setting.

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