Pharmacy dispensing errors: claims study emphasizes need for systematic vigilance.
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Pharmacies can serve as gatekeepers to ensure patients receive the correct medications. A 10-year study of claims data found that the majority of claims were related to wrong dose and wrong drug dispensing errors. This news article discusses injuries that resulted from the errors and provides recommendations to augment safety, including the design and use of order review and quality control systems to reduce the risk of human error in pharmacy services.
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