Mistake numbers not an error

An American study has confirmed what the Pharmacists Support Services (PSS) has claimed for years – increase workloads impacts on patient safety.

Researchers reviewed inpatient and outpatient medication errors that were reported between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 at a large tertiary care medical centre in Houston. 

According to the study, 31 of the 50 pharmacists committed at least one medication error throughout the year in question. The researchers also found that number of

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