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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Why 'Universal Precautions' are needed for medication lists.

Shane R. BMJ quality & safety. 2016;25:731-2.

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.