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Letters Errors in prescribing

Reducing insulin errors

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 16 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6503
  1. Steven J McNulty, consultant diabetologist1,
  2. Andrew Lewis, pharmacist1,
  3. Kevin J Hardy, consultant diabetologist and professor of diabetes, John Moore’s University, Liverpool1
  1. 1St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust, Merseyside L35 5DR, UK
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Lamont and colleagues highlight a national error rate for insulin prescribing of 19.5%.1 We found an error rate of 38% in our trust, but an extensive training programme for doctors and …

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