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Standardised chart would help NHS reduce prescribing errors

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4736 (Published 31 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4736
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. 1Edinburgh

    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 …

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