Medication Errors: Lessons for Education and HealthcareBMJ 2003; 326 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7388.555 (Published 08 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:555
- Tony Avery, head of division of primary care ([email protected])
- School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nottingham Medical School
Radcliffe Medical Press, £29.95, pp 344
ISBN 1 85775 956 7
Like many who have made an in-depth examination of medical error, Robert Naylor seems to have been profoundly affected by his explorations. This is a book that charts the literature on medication errors and displays a passion shared by Harvard professor Lucian Leape and others in arguing that we can and must do more to stop harming patients (BMJ 2000;320:725-6).
Naylor notes that his concern “to report and then reduce drug-induced adverse …
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