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Preventing Medication Errors at Small and Rural Hospitals

Article summarizes a session co-presented by an ISMP staff member at a national pharmacy meeting, and presents data from ISMP’s self assessment for high-alert medications as well as one rural hospital’s experience in using their scores to increase layers of safety.

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