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Patient safety in the emergency department.

Farmer B. Patient Safety in the Emergency Department. Emerg Med (N Y). 2016;48(9). doi:10.12788/emed.2016.0052.

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November 23, 2016
Farmer B. Emerg Med (N Y). 2016;48.

Emergency departments are high-risk environments due to the urgency of care needs and complexity of communication. This commentary explores challenges associated with medication administration, handoffs, discharge processes, and electronic health records in emergency medicine and recommends strategies to reduce risks.

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Farmer B. Patient Safety in the Emergency Department. Emerg Med (N Y). 2016;48(9). doi:10.12788/emed.2016.0052.