2/4/2011

Look-alike and sound-alike drug names lead to a prescription error rate of almost three per 1,000 prescriptions handled in hospitals, according to a study in The Journal of Pain. Researchers at the Albany Medical Center in New York said computerized order-entry systems, limits on the number of similar medications available and having nurses and pharmacists review every order can reduce medication errors.

Full Story:
HealthDay News

Related Summaries