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Journal Article
Study

Using simulation to improve first-year pharmacy students' ability to identify medication errors involving the top 100 prescription medications.

Atayee RS, Awdishu L, Namba J. American journal of pharmaceutical education. 2016;80:86.

Pharmacists can intercept prescription errors before they reach patients. This study found that an educational intervention that combined didactic lecture and simulation methods enhanced first-year pharmacy students' ability to identify prescribing errors. These results demonstrate the value of developing pharmacy education to improve patient safety.