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Journal Article > Study
High incidence of medication documentation errors in a Swiss university hospital due to the handwritten prescription process.
Hartel MJ, Staub LP, Röder C, Eggli S. BMC Health Serv Res. 2011;11:199.
Illegible handwriting has been cited as a major factor in several high-profile medication prescribing errors. This Swiss study found that the majority of handwritten prescriptions were considered "bad or unreadable," and more than half of the medication errors in this study were ascribed to transcribing errors attributable to poor handwriting.
Journal Article > Commentary
Medication orders are written clearly and transcribed accurately – implementing Medication Management Standard 3.20 and National Patient Safety Goal 2b.
Laselle TJ,May SK. Hosp Pharm. 2006;41:82-87.
The authors describe efforts to promote clear medication orders at a tertiary care level-one trauma center.