Hospital Leverages Pharmacists, Trained Technicians to Reduce Medication History Errors: To reduce medication errors, investigators make the case that ‘universal precautions’ should be developed and applied to electronic medical record-based medication histories

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Abstract

To reduce the high number of medication errors observed in the medication lists of medically complex patients who are admitted to the hospital from the ED, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles developed an intervention whereby pharmacists or trained pharmacy technicians review and prepare medication histories rather than rely on usual care for this task.

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