n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Medication misadventures : medifile

Volume 24, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... Medifile Medication Misadventures this edition of Medifile focuses on safe medication use, particularly on medication errors, adverse drug reactions (adrs) and drug interactions, using some examples. Medication errors are common and very costly. the national coordinating council for Medication reporting and Prevention (nccMerP) in the usa defines a medication error as 'any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health professional, patient or consumer'. causes of medication errors may occur at any point in the chain, from the prescriber through to the dispenser or ..

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