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Telemedicine Reduces Pediatric Medication Errors in Rural EDs

Telemedicine consultations with pediatric specialists can improve the quality of care and reduce the number of drug errors in rural settings, according to a study from UC Davis Medical Center. Rural physicians face distinct disadvantages when providing critical care for … finish reading Telemedicine Reduces Pediatric Medication Errors in Rural EDs

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Improvements in 6 Key Areas of Medication Use Could Save More Than $200 Billion Annually

Irresponsible use of medicine, including non-adherence and medication errors, costs the United States more than $200 billion a year, representing 8 percent of the country’s total annual healthcare expenditures, according to a new study released by the IMS Institute for … finish reading Improvements in 6 Key Areas of Medication Use Could Save More Than $200 Billion Annually

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Nurse-Pharmacist Collaboration Could Prevent Medication Errors and Reduce Readmissions

Specially created nurse-pharmacist teams could help to prevent medication errors among those patients admitted to or recently discharged from the hospital, according to a new pilot study from Johns Hopkins. The study of more than 500 patients admitted to or … finish reading Nurse-Pharmacist Collaboration Could Prevent Medication Errors and Reduce Readmissions

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