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US body reviews errors in emergency departments

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 22 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:620
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    About 2000 medication errors in hospital emergency departments are reported annually in the United States, a new report says.

    The US Pharmacopeia, an independent non-governmental organisation that monitors drug safety, has now made a series of recommendations aimed at lowering the number of errors. The organisation had analysed data on medication errors held on its national databases, which contain more than 360000 reports of such errors since 1998. In 2001, …

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