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The Recent IOM Report
- Preventing Medication Errors (2006)1
- Employ error detection methodologies in all care settings
- Assess the medication use process through active monitoring
- Computerized detection of ADEs should complement voluntary reporting
"Health care systems should capture information on medication safety and use this information to improve the safety of their care delivery systems."1
1 Institute of Medicine. Preventing Medication Errors: Quality Chasm Series. Washington, DC, National Academy Press, 2006.
The truth is that over the past 5-7 years our ability to capture electronic information in healthcare has outpaced our ability to effectively analyze that information.
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