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DH to launch crackdown on prescribing errors

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In a study of clinicians' views on priorities for improvement of medication safety in primary care, the top three problems were incomplete reconciliation of medication during patient ‘hand-overs’, inadequate patient education about their medication use and poor discharge summaries. The highest ranked solutions included development of a standardized discharge summary template, reduction of unnecessary prescribing, and minimisation of polypharmacy. https://goo.gl/6EgS8x

Posted date

05 Sep 2017

Posted time

6:06pm

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