A Look Behind the Scenes: Global Progress in Patient Safety and Prevention of Harmful Medication Errors
A lot has happened in the past 20 years to improve medication safety around the world. From adoption of various medication safety technologies and elimination of handwritten prescriptions, to improvements in pharmaceutical product labeling, packaging, and nomenclature, patients are safer today than ever before.
- Identify important factors that have led to improvement in medication safety during the past 20 years.
- Describe healthcare technologies associated with evidence-based safety improvements.
- Assess ongoing areas of weakness that still require focused efforts to improve safety.
Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon.), DPS (hon.), FASHP, President, ISMP
Date: August 18, 2020
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