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Medication errors : lessons for education and healthcare

Author: Robert John Naylor
Publisher: Abingdon, U.K. : Radcliffe Medical Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text looks at the incidence of adverse drug reactions and medication errors in hospitals and primary care; when such errors occur; the cost of medical errors; how to reduce errors; and the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert John Naylor
ISBN: 9781857759563 1857759567
OCLC Number: 50301605
Description: xii, 333 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The two faces of medicines --
2. The incidence of adverse events, adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and medication errors in hospitals --
3. The incidence of adverse drug-induced events/reactions and medication errors in primary care --
4. The stages at which adverse drug-induced events/reactions and medication errors occur in hospitals --
5. Types and causes of adverse events and medication errors in hospitals --
6. Risk factors predisposing to adverse drug events medication errors --
7. The cost of medical errors --
8. Summary of the problem of adverse drug events, medication errors and their cost --
9. Errors in healthcare: a major cause for concern --
10. The UK litigation process as a potent tool to influence errors and complaints --
11. Reducing medical errors --
12. Implications of error reduction for undergraduate teaching --
13. Have undergraduate courses failed to deliver students knowledgeable in pharmacology and therapeutics? --
14. The problematic nature of the preregistration period of general clinical training --
15. Litigation and negligence --
16. Implications for professional and continuing education and professional aspirations in healthcare --
17. Future directions for professional expertise in healthcare: a conundrum --
18. Conclusions --
App. 1. Adverse drug reactions --
App. 2. Definitions of causation and preventability scales as used in the Quality in Australian Health Care Study --
App. 3. Potential severity classification for order errors --
App. 4. Medication error report form --
App. 5. An identification of 16 major systems failures underlying the errors and proximal causes of adverse drug events and potential adverse drug events --
App. 6. Policy on the rights of patients in medical education --
App. 7. Example statements of professional ethics and duties --
App. 8. The prevention of intrathecal medication errors: a report to the Chief Medical Officer.
Responsibility: Robert Naylor.

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