Acute Care Volume 24, Issue 2

Medication Safety Alert! January 31, 2019

In this week's issue:

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In academic teaching hospitals, medical residents typically enter most of the medication orders for patients using electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) systems. However, little is known about the association between the residents’ level of training and the frequency of medication prescribing errors or when they occur. Some studies have revealed the July effect, suggesting that errors increase in July as new residents begin their training.1,2 However, these studies have not specifically analyzed medication errors as the sole adverse outcome. Also, most studies of errors by residents were...

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