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Description of the role of pharmacist independent double checks during cognitive order verification of outpatient parenteral anti-cancer therapy.

Booth JP, Kennerly-Shah JM, Hartman AD. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2021;Epub Feb 23.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology/Oncology Nursing Society and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) recommend independent double checks for certain medications In this retrospective study, pharmacists performed independent double checks on 1,645 anti-cancer parenteral orders. Pharmacists identified 30 errors during the first verification, and 10 errors on the second, resulting in a 33.3% increase in corrected errors.