Journal Article

Safe medication prescribing: training and experience of medical students and housestaff at a large teaching hospital.

Garbutt JM, Highstein G, Jeffe DB, et al. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2005;80:594-9.

This study reports the findings of a survey administered to medical trainees about the safety of their prescribing behaviors. Results suggested an inconsistent use of safe prescribing practices, such as checking for drug allergies, assuring normal renal function, and addressing potential drug interactions. The authors conclude by advocating for greater efforts toward safer prescribing strategies with emphasis on trainee education.