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Exploring factors that increase risk of medication-related errors in the emergency department, this review describes the benefits of incorporating clinical pharmacists in the frontline care team, including real-time monitoring, discussion, and education about medication prescribing and use of substitute drugs.
Medication errors recovered by emergency department pharmacists.
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Pharmacist- versus physician-acquired medication history: a prospective study at the emergency department.
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