• Study
  • Published May 2018

Evaluation of the frequency of dispensing electronically discontinued medications and associated outcomes.

Community pharmacy dispensing errors are an important cause of ambulatory adverse drug events. In this academic health system, 5% of prescriptions were dispensed inadvertently—the providers had ordered to discontinue them. Most unintentionally dispensed prescriptions were high-risk medications, such as anticoagulants, insulin, and diuretics.

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