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Agency launches advice to reduce number of prescribing errors

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39418.634491.9C (Published 06 December 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1177
  1. Helen Mooney
  1. 1London

    The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has called for the number of preventable errors in the dispensing of drugs to be reduced.

    Launching two new additions to its “Design for Patient Safety” series, the agency aims to offer guidance for drug dispensers in England.

    The booklets are intended to help professionals ensure that labelling and design are clear and accurate and that dispensing environments are safe and help to reduce the likelihood of errors.

    The agency’s chief executive, Martin Fletcher, said, “The proportion of errors …

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