Who do hospital physicians and nurses go to for advice about medications? A social network analysis and examination of prescribing error rates.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
This analysis sought to characterize how physicians and nurses acquire information about medication prescribing. Physicians rarely elicited medication prescribing advice from individuals and more frequently referred to paper or computerized resources. A ward with a better information-sharing network had fewer medication errors, highlighting the value of interprofessional information-sharing as a critical component of safety culture.