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Medication errors reduced when pharmacy staff take drug histories in ER
 

Medication errors reduced when pharmacy staff take drug histories in ER

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Injuries resulting from medication use are among the most common types of inpatient injuries at U.S. hospitals, affecting hundreds of thousands of patients every year.
 
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2 Jan 2018 - General
 
Lam Hoi Sun Thank you for sharing this article with us. I share the same sentiments with Chih Chiang Nieh that doctors should be more focused with history taking to arrive at a diagnosis. History taking includes obtaining the proper medication use history. I think that doctors should be in charge of this more than anyone else wit...
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"In the study, the investigators focused on 306 medically complex patients at Cedars-Sinai who were taking 10 or more prescription drugs and had a history of heart failure or other serious conditions. The results showed that when pharmacists or pharmacy technicians, instead of medical staff, took these patients' histories in the Cedars-Sinai Emergency Department, errors in both the histories and medication orders fell by more than 80 percent. As a result, significantly fewer drug-order ...
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