Medication error prevention: Progress of initiatives

Thomas R. Clancy

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This article provides a literature review of studies reporting on the incidence and factors that contribute to medication errors. It retraces the steps taken by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to focus government agency strategy on medication error reduction policy and ranks successful solutions for reducing medication errors. In addition, it summarizes the effectiveness of historic and potential public policy and private payer initiatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-12
Number of pages10
JournalJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004


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