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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

The influence of the structure and culture of medical group practices on prescription drug errors.

Kralewski JE, Dowd BE, Heaton A, et al. Medical care. 2005;43:817-25.

The study, which analyzed prescription drug error claims for 78 group practices, found both direct and indirect relationships between culture, practice structure, and medication errors. The authors believe that better care coordination can improve medication safety in the outpatient environment.