Standardised chart would help NHS reduce prescribing errorsBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4736 (Published 31 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4736
- Bryan Christie
A medical royal college wants to see a standardised prescribing chart introduced in hospitals across the United Kingdom to help reduce potentially fatal prescribing errors.
The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh has found that local, non-standardised charts are still in use in Scottish hospitals and is concerned that these contribute to prescribing errors and compromise the safety of patients. It has called on …