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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.
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Towards the reduction of medication errors in orthopedics and spinal surgery: outcomes using a pharmacist-led approach.
Weiner BK, Venarske J, Yu M, Mathis K. Spine. 2008;33:104-107.
This study describes the successful efforts of a pharmacist-led approach to reducing medication errors on a surgical specialty service. The approach included screening of orders and educational interventions.