An In Depth Investigation into Causes of Prescribing Errors by Foundation Trainees in Relation to Their Medical Education—EQUIP Study.
Approach to Improving Safety
- Audit and Feedback
- Communication between Providers
- Clinical Pharmacist Involvement
- Residents and Fellows
Setting of Care
This report analyzed the causes and rates of prescribing errors in the National Health Service and found that educational level had little impact on medication errors and that many were intercepted before reaching patients. The authors suggest that a standardized national prescription chart could help prevent errors.