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Lim R, Semple S, Ellett LK, Roughead L. Canberra, Australia: Pharmaceutical Society of Australia; 2019.
Analyzing the evidence on medication errors in Australia, this report estimates the incidence of acute care admissions, emergency department use, ambulatory adverse events, and elderly patients affected by medication-related problems. Pharmacists are emphasized as pivotal to medication safety improvement efforts.
Journal Article > Commentary
Gale R. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018;37:1726-1729.
This commentary summarizes opportunities for community pharmacists to engage in efforts to monitor opioid prescribing, reduce hospital readmissions due to nonadherence, and provide counseling to enhance medication safety. The author explores how changes in policy and reimbursement can facilitate these patient safety roles for pharmacists in the ambulatory environment.
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Glenn Flores, MD; April 2006
With no one to interpret for them and pharmacy instructions printed only in English, nonEnglish-speaking parents give their child a 12.5-fold overdose of a medication.