It was found that 15% of prescribing error
in pediatric was due to "tenfold error," and this happened during dose calculation and transaction while using different units (milligrams instead of micrograms).
Impact of an intervention to reduce prescribing errors
in a pediatric intensive care unit.
One of the major factors for these prescribing errors
is limited exposure to undergraduate clinical pharmacology teaching (CPT) which may be due to teacher related or curriculum related factors .
In 2005, Department of Health in the United Kingdom planned to reduce prescribing errors
by 40% 10.
There have been only very few studies that focus on prescribing errors
The role of non-medical staff in the input of allergy information to medical records is important, and in some cases demonstrably effective in increasing patient safety by identifying potential sources of prescribing error
Interviews were conducted with 44 prescribers who had made at least one or more potentially dangerous prescribing errors
within 96 hours of an occurrence and were used to identify the "active failure" in each instance.
So, when a patient asks why the name of their medicine has changed, there may be a reason other than a brand change, a dispensing or prescribing error
6,7] A broad definition of prescribing error
includes errors in decision making and errors in prescription writing.
Dr Isaac replied: "It's a serious prescribing error
Computer physician order entry - medication orders entered via computers linked to prescribing error
prevention software (can reduce hospital-based prescribing errors
He said he was sorry for his "stupid prescribing error
which could have had serious consequences".
Whether it is a prescribing error
, praise for outstanding care, a surgical complication or a poor diagnosis, the real urgency is to learn from these episodes to ensure that good practice is captured and the lessons from mistakes are enshrined in a culture which ensures they don't happen again.
The group says it will encourage employees to use hospitals that meet Leapfrog's safety standards, including the use of prescribing error
prevention software, referral to other hospitals with the best survival odds for certain procedures, and staffing of ICUs with physicians who are credentialed in critical care medicine.
Because all medications affect the whole body, the possibility of prescribing errors
is huge with any medication.