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Evaluation of the quality of 'do not use' medication abbreviation audits: a key enabler to successful implementation of audit and feedback.

Li E, Marrandino J, Marshall S, et al. Int J Clin Pharm. 2021;Epub Jan 31.

National organizations have undertaken efforts to eliminate the use of error-prone abbreviations to reduce medication errors. This study found that pharmacy staff audits may under-report use of these “do not use” abbreviations, which may limit the effectiveness of audit systems and place patients at risk for harm.