Letters Reducing insulin errors

Try electronic prescribing

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c7011 (Published 20 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c7011
  1. Gregory Scott, academic clinical fellow, neurosciences1,
  2. Frank Cross, consultant surgeon and clinical safety officer 2
  1. 1Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Charing Cross Hospital, London W6 8RF, UK
  2. 2Barts and the London NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. gregory.scott99{at}imperial.ac.uk

Lamont and colleagues failed to mention an intervention that might have avoided the tragic death and incidents of severe harm reported by the National Patient Safety Agency involving incorrect insulin doses.1 Experience in the US has shown that electronic prescribing can …

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