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Journal Article
Study

Prioritizing medication safety in care of people with cancer: clinicians' views on main problems and solutions.

Car LT, Papachristou N, Urch C, et al. Journal of global health. 2017;7:011001.

Patients with cancer are at increased risk of medication errors in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. In this study, investigators solicited input from cancer care clinicians regarding their perception of causes and potential solutions for medication errors. Clinicians identified limited health literacy and inadequate information sharing among clinicians as barriers to providing safe care and they suggested increased patient engagement as one potential approach to improving safety.