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Medication Errors: Lessons for Education and Healthcare

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 08 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:555
  1. Tony Avery, head of division of primary care (
  1. School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nottingham Medical School

    Robert Naylor

    Radcliffe Medical Press, £29.95, pp 344

    ISBN 1 85775 956 7

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    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).

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    Naylor notes that his concern “to report and then reduce drug-induced adverse …

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