MDU exposes drug errors

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 08 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1439

Errors in prescribing, monitoring, or administering drugs account for a quarter of successful claims for damages against general practitioners in Britain, says a new booklet published by the Medical Defence Union.

The booklet, Medication Errors, reports the results of a six year survey of 21 500 claims against general practitioner members based on information from …

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