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Boodman SC. Washington Post. March 22, 2005:HE01.
Computerized provider order entry is revealed to have its own set of problems.
Evanston, IL: Office of the Governor; July 13, 2006.
This news release announces the governor's plans to improve patient safety in Illinois, including the use of e-prescribing by all providers and a Division of Patient Safety within the state public health department.
Committee on Identifying and Preventing Medication Errors, Aspden P, Wolcott J, Bootman JL, Cronenwett LR, eds. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2007.
A major report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on medication errors suggests that, despite all the progress in patient safety since To Err is Human, medication errors remain extremely common, and the health care system can do much more to prevent them. Among the startling statistics from this report: more than 1.5 million Americans are injured every year in American hospitals, and the average hospitalized patient experiences at least one medication error each day. The report emphasizes actions that health care systems, providers, funders, and regulators can take to improve medication safety. These actions include having all US prescriptions written and dispensed electronically by 2010, more widespread use of medication reconciliation, and additional research on drug errors and how to prevent them. Importantly, the report also emphasizes actions that patients can take to prevent medication errors, such as maintaining active medication lists and bringing their medications to appointments. Support for the IOM report came from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Knox R. "All Things Considered." National Public Radio. July 20, 2006.
This story discusses findings from the 2006 Institute of Medicine report on medication errors and includes interviews with James Conway and Michael Cohen.
Chun D. Gainsville Sun. August 21, 2006.
This article describes a computerized drug ordering and dispensing system at a Florida hospital.
Tarkan L. New York Times. September 14, 2008;Health section:7.
This article describes how medical errors may cause serious harm in pediatric patients and offers tips for hospitals and parents to foster safe treatment.
The Oprah Winfrey Show. March 10, 2009.
This feature spotlights Dennis Quaid's experience with medical errors and offers tips for patients on protecting their health.