Changes to Improve Patient Safety Don’t Always Work!

December 2, 2015    |   By: Calevir

The familiar evaluation step within improvement cycles is still necessary in all areas, including patient safety.  Tall Man lettering was adopted by the Food and Drug Administration and was widely used beginning in 2007, however, an analysis now reveals the frequency of errors has not changed since the Tall Man lettering has been implemented.  This evaluation has determined a necessity to explore other options to reduce the mistakes occurring from look-alike and sound-alike drug names.   Read the article.

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