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Horsham, PA: Institute for Safe Medication Practices; 2016.
This updated report describes best practices to ensure safety when preparing sterile compounds, including pharmacist verification of orders entered into computerized provider order entry systems. The guidelines emphasize the role of technologies such as barcoding and robotic image recognition as approaches to enhance safety.
An In Depth Investigation into Causes of Prescribing Errors by Foundation Trainees in Relation to Their Medical Education—EQUIP Study.
Dornan T, Ashcroft D, Heathfield H, et al. London: General Medical Council; 2009.
This report analyzed the causes and rates of prescribing errors in the National Health Service and found that educational level had little impact on medication errors and that many were intercepted before reaching patients. The authors suggest that a standardized national prescription chart could help prevent errors.
Horsham, PA: Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
This website provides quarterly reports that identify and analyze new risks related to medications and adverse drug events submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In the third quarter of 2018, FDA received nearly 331,000 reports about adverse drug events, which represents a 16% decrease. This report focuses on problems reported on three psychoactive medications: gabapentin, pimavanserin, and pregabalin.
Toronto, ON, Canada: Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada. April 30, 2007.