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Journal Article > Study
Sharif I, Tse J. Pediatrics. 2010;125:960-965.
Misunderstanding prescription drug labels is a recognized source of errors in ambulatory care. Low health literacy places patients at higher risk, and language barriers may also contribute to preventable medication errors, as illustrated vividly in an AHRQ WebM&M commentary. A prior study found that translated drug labels are available in many pharmacies, but this study found that Spanish-language labels generated by commercial translation systems are disturbingly inaccurate. Half of the labels contained at least one error, and the authors document examples of incomplete or inaccurate translations that could lead to serious patient harm (for example, "once a day" mistranslated as "eleven times per day"). A prior study also found that Spanish-speaking patients may be at higher risk of experiencing errors while hospitalized.
Journal Article > Study
Patel R, Butler K, Garrett D, Badger N, Cheoun D, Hallman L. Hosp Pharm. 2010;45:129–134.
Journal Article > Commentary
Steinbrook R. N Engl J Med. 2008;359:115-117.
This perspective discusses the proliferation of electronic vs. paper-based prescriptions, as well as how this new technology can improve efficiency, decrease errors, and potentially reduce costs.
The Medication Errors Panel. Sacramento, CA: California State Senate; March 2007.
This report shares findings from an expert panel convened to study the causes of medication error in the outpatient setting and provide recommendations for reducing errors associated with prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Glabman M. Trustee. October 2005;58:29-32.
This article discusses several strategies implemented by hospitals to improve the legibility of physicians' medication orders.
Award > Award Recipient
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
The Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety is a national competition that honors outstanding leadership, teamwork, innovation, and measurable results in patient safety improvements. The award is designed to recognize a pharmacy-led, multidisciplinary team effort. The winner of the award receives $50,000, and two finalists receive $10,000 each. The process for submitting proposals for the 2017 funding cycle is closed.