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IoM looks at medication errors

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

A July 20 report from the Institute of Medicine urges changes in infusion pump design to reduce medication errors. Noting that infusion systems are associated with a high percentage of drug errors, the study recommends improvements in alert systems and user interfaces on pumps. According to IoM, more than 1.5 mil. preventable medication errors occur in the U.S. each year...

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