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Fitzpatrick C. Consumer Updates. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration. September 29, 2009.
This video for consumers shares tips to avoid medication errors through improved communication, medication information review, and dosage measurement.
Journal Article > Study
Golden AG, Qiu D, Roos BA. Ann Pharmacother. 2011;45:492-498.
This study found that most homebound older adults were taking over-the-counter medications (75%), dietary supplements (42%), and using potentially inappropriate medications (25%). As most of these medications are not covered by Medicare, other strategies may be needed to ensure safe prescribing and careful monitoring.
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Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; May 2011.
This flyer provides tips to help prevent consumer medication errors.
Rau J. Washington Post. April 29, 2016.
Transitions in care between inpatient and outpatient settings are an increasing concern for patient safety. Reporting on a fatal medication error that was missed by a patient's pharmacist and home health nurses, this newspaper article discusses various risks associated with hospital-to-home transitions such as insufficient case management and communication.