How to prevent or reduce prescribing errors: an evidence brief for policy authors.
Approach to Improving Safety
- Quality Improvement Strategies
- Clinical Pharmacist Involvement
- Education and Training
- Clinical Information Systems
Prescribing errors are common and can result in patient harm. This review summarizes four key options to reduce prescribing errors: prescriber education, effective use of computerized alert systems at the clinical interface, use of tools and guidance to inform practice, and multidisciplinary teams that include pharmacists.