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Robert J. Weber, PharmD, MS; February 2010
An elderly woman presented to the emergency department following a hip fracture. Although the patient's medication bottles were used to generate a medication list, one of the dosages was transcribed incorrectly. Because the patient then received four times her regular dose, her surgery was delayed due to cardiac side effects.
Journal Article > Study
Varkey P, Natt N. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2007;33:48-53.
This pilot study of a standardized assessment and educational program used trained actors to help medical students learn to communicate about and manage prescription errors.