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Medication safety in 2004: the NHS agenda

Medication safety in 2004: the NHS agenda The Department of Health published a new document on medication safety in January 2004. This article reviews the content of the document from risk and safety perspectives. It considers difficulties in effective implementation of the relevant principles discussed in the document. It discusses the overriding concerns of training and resources, which are a significant barrier to reducing medication errors. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Clinical Governance: An International Journal Emerald Publishing

Medication safety in 2004: the NHS agenda

Clinical Governance: An International Journal , Volume 9 (2): 4 – Jun 1, 2004

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1477-7274
DOI
10.1108/14777270410536420
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Abstract

The Department of Health published a new document on medication safety in January 2004. This article reviews the content of the document from risk and safety perspectives. It considers difficulties in effective implementation of the relevant principles discussed in the document. It discusses the overriding concerns of training and resources, which are a significant barrier to reducing medication errors.

Journal

Clinical Governance: An International JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2004

Keywords: Health and safety; Medicines; Risk management

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