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Incidence of prescription errors in patients discharged from the emergency department.

Gregory H, Cantley M, Calhoun C, et al. Incidence of prescription errors in patients discharged from the emergency department. Am J Emerg Med. 2021;46:266-270. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2020.07.061.

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September 22, 2021
Gregory H, Cantley M, Calhoun C, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2021;46:266-270.

Medication safety continues to be a challenge in most healthcare settings, including emergency departments. In this academic emergency department, an overall error rate of 16.5% was observed, including errors in directions, quantity prescribed, and prescriptions written with refills. Involving a pharmacist at discharge may increase patient safety.

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Gregory H, Cantley M, Calhoun C, et al. Incidence of prescription errors in patients discharged from the emergency department. Am J Emerg Med. 2021;46:266-270. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2020.07.061.