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Why 'Universal Precautions' are needed for medication lists.

Shane R. Why 'Universal Precautions' are needed for medication lists. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25(9):731-2. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-005116.

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September 7, 2016
Shane R. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25(9):731-2.

Despite the support for maintaining medication lists in electronic health records, these lists can contain and perpetuate errors. This commentary suggests that a set of standards are needed to ensure accuracy of electronic medication lists and reduce unnecessary or duplicate prescriptions in discharge instructions.

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Shane R. Why 'Universal Precautions' are needed for medication lists. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25(9):731-2. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-005116.

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