The effect of a residential care pharmacist on medication administration practices in aged care: a controlled trial.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Medication errors are a common cause of preventable harm in long-term care. In this controlled pilot study, a pharmacist embedded in a long-term care facility was able to identify and intervene on potential medication problems, primarily by preventing inappropriate dosage form modification (i.e., crushing tablets or opening capsules to facilitate drug administration).