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Practical Method of Drug Administration in a Peripheral Hospital

Br Med J 1968; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5618.609 (Published 07 September 1968) Cite this as: Br Med J 1968;3:609
  1. W. J. H. Leckie,
  2. H. Clansey

    Abstract

    A system to reduce the dangers of drug-prescribing and administration has been evolved in the County Hospital, Hereford. Prescribing regulations have been designed which aim to reduce the possibility of error, and the prescription sheets virtually never leave the ward when in use. A copy of the prescription sheet, known as the pharmacy card, is sent to the pharmacy when new drugs or further supplies are required. The chief pharmacist has been able under the system to maintain supervision of safety in the use of drugs.

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