Pharmacists on rounding teams reduce preventable adverse drug events in hospital general medicine units

Kucukarslan SN, Peters M, Mlynarek M, Nafziger DA. Pharmacists on rounding teams reduce preventable adverse drug events in hospital general medicine units. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2003;163(17):2014-2018.

This study evaluates the impact of having the pharmacist participate in the physician rounding team on reducing medical errors during the prescribing step. The study concluded that the participation of pharmacists during the medical rounding team's evaluation of the patient significantly reduces the occurrence of preventable ADEs.

 

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