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ISMP Survey on Verbal Orders.

ISMP; Institute for Safe Medication Practices.

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January 25, 2017
ISMP; Institute for Safe Medication Practices.

Verbal orders are prevalent in all care environments, but they are often complex communications that can place patients at risk for harm. Given the increase of electronic prescribing, this survey explores current verbal medication ordering practices and strategies to ensure their effectiveness.

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ISMP; Institute for Safe Medication Practices.