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Therapeutic duplication on the general surgical wards.

Huynh I, Rajendran T. Therapeutic duplication on the general surgical wards. BMJ Open Qual. 2021;10(3):e001363. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2021-001363.

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October 13, 2021
Huynh I, Rajendran T. BMJ Open Qual. 2021;10(3):e001363.

Unintentional therapeutic duplication can lead to life-threatening complications. As part of a quality improvement project on a surgical ward, staff were educated about the risks of therapeutic duplication and strategies to decrease it. After one month of education and reminders, the rate of therapeutic duplication decreased by more than half.

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Huynh I, Rajendran T. Therapeutic duplication on the general surgical wards. BMJ Open Qual. 2021;10(3):e001363. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2021-001363.