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Journal Article

How to prevent or reduce prescribing errors: an evidence brief for policy authors.

de Araújo BC, de Melo RC, de Bortoli MC, et al. Frontiers in pharmacology. 2019;10:439.

Prescribing errors are common and can result in patient harm. This review summarizes four key options to reduce prescribing errors: prescriber education, effective use of computerized alert systems at the clinical interface, use of tools and guidance to inform practice, and multidisciplinary teams that include pharmacists.