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Chemotherapy medication errors in a pediatric cancer treatment center: prospective characterization of error types and frequency and development of a quality improvement initiative to lower the error rate.
Watts RG, Parsons K. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013;60:1320-1324.
A multidisciplinary, pharmacy-associated intervention halved the number of pediatric chemotherapy errors at a single institution (from 3.9 to 1.8 per 1000 medications dispensed) but failed to achieve its goal of a Six Sigma error rate.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices and Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada.
This tool evaluates the safety of cancer treatment delivery in hospitals and ambulatory care settings.
Journal Article > Review
Using EMR-enabled computerized decision support systems to reduce prescribing of potentially inappropriate medications: a narrative review.
Scott IA, Pillans PI, Barras M, Morris C. Ther Adv Drug Saf. 2018;9:559-573.
The prescribing of potentially inappropriate medications is a quality and safety concern. This narrative review found that information technologies equipped with decision support tools were modestly effective in reducing inappropriate prescribing of medications, more so in the hospital than the ambulatory environment.