Journal of Health & Medical Informatics

ISSN: 2157-7420

Open Access

Ibrahim Alowayyed

Saudi Arabia

  • Extended Abstract   
    Relationship between Omission, Commission Errors and Number of Drugs Prescribed
    Author(s): Ibrahim Alowayyed

    Prescriptions are the primary means for communicating medication instructions between prescribers (healthcare professionals) and pharmacists, therefore; the prescription paper should be complete, legible, precise and unambiguous in its interpretation to minimize drug errors. The global number of prescriptions written increases annually, as well as the number of errors, in which there was a large percentage of outpatient paper prescriptions contain one or more errors, resulting in millions of prescriptions with the potential harm to patients . Errors occur in different stages, so every stage of the medication use process (prescription, dispensation, administration, monit.. Read More»

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