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- Role of the Media
Rau J. Washington Post. April 29, 2016.
Transitions in care between inpatient and outpatient settings are an increasing concern for patient safety. Reporting on a fatal medication error that was missed by a patient's pharmacist and home health nurses, this newspaper article discusses various risks associated with hospital-to-home transitions such as insufficient case management and communication.
Koba M. Fortune. January 6, 2015.
Suares W. FOX 25 KOKH-TV. July 30, 2014.
This video news segment reports how incorrect medications can be dispensed from pharmacies, notes a lack of regulation mandating that pharmacy errors are reported, and offers tips for patients to reduce risks.
LaGrone K. WPTV.com. April 30, 2012.
This news piece discusses pharmacy medication dispensing errors and describes how patients can help prevent them.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. March 27, 2008;13:1-2.
Commenting on a recent news segment, this article calls attention to additional human factors and system failures that may have contributed to a highly publicized medication error.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 28, 2008;13:1-2.
This article contextualizes a recent news series on medication errors in community pharmacies, identifies important causes of errors not described in the series, and offers a broader perspective on the factors involved in pharmacy errors.