Medication Prescribing Error Reporting and Prevention Program: A 14-Year Experience

Timothy S. Lesar, PharmD


August 14, 2000

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Comprehensive error reporting programs are a critical step in the implementation of effective error prevention processes. A systematic program of documenting prescribing errors detected by already existing "safety" nets allows targeted improvements in such safety processes and facilitates the implementation of other error prevention processes throughout the many steps of the medication-use process. A program to document detected prescribing errors is recommended for all healthcare organizations.


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