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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Cost of Medication Errors

April 22nd, 2022

Medication errors and unsafe practices are a leading cause of patient injury in healthcare systems around the world. Globally, medication errors cost health systems more than $42 billion USD each year and contribute to an estimated 2 million deaths worldwide. Why medication errors happen Common sources of risk in community pharmacies include: Environmental Factors Noise […]

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Medication errors - Dawn Connelly and Martin Cotterell

The True Scale of Medication Errors

March 15th, 2019

Patient safety is fundamental in any healthcare system. However, medication errors can and do occur within those systems. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has a goal to reduce severe avoidable medication-related harm by 50%, globally by 2022 via its Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm. To achieve this, pharmacists need to share data about medication […]

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