Pharmacists reduce med errors in ED
PHARMACISTS and technicians reduced admission medication history (AMH) errors and resultant admission medication orders (AMO) errors by over 80%, according to new research out of the US and Canada.
In a three-arm randomised controlled trial involving 306 inpatients, different combinations comparing procedures around AMHs were compared.
AMH errors and resultant AMO errors were identified and rated.
Published in the D:, authors of this original work concluded that “future research should examine other sites and patient-centred outcomes.”
Visit qualitysafety.bmj.com to access the study.