Pharmacists and computerised prescribing can help

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7016.1367c (Published 18 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1367
  1. Siobhan M Cotter
  1. Project manager Pharmacy Computerised Prescribing Project, Pharmacy Department, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville South, South Australia 5011, Australia

    EDITOR,--R E Ferner asks a pertinent question regarding what can be done in hospitals to prevent drug errors and provides some potential answers, including that prescriptions should be checked by pharmacists.1 This is common in hospitals in the NHS. A survey in mid-1992 found …

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