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Alan Forster, MD, MSc; December 2004
A patient arrives at the ED in acute kidney failure; another patient arrives at the ED profoundly hypoglycemic. Both mishaps were determined to stem from medication errors at the time of discharge.
Brody JE. New York Times. January 2, 2007:F7.
This article discusses some common medication errors that consumers can avoid by asking the right questions and being familiar with prescriptions and the proper directions for taking them.
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Schwappach DLB, Wernli M. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19:e9.
This survey of chemotherapy patients found that most patients wanted to assume an active role in their own safety, but expressed a desire for more encouragement and assistance from staff.