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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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What Did We Find? Drug Errors

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  • 27.7% of prescriptions had errors
    • 12.9% if over/under dose left out
  • More prescriptions/patient—more errors
  • Rural—more errors
  • Monitor chronic illness—fewer errors
  • Electronic drug prompts—fewer prescriptions
  • Quality culture—fewer errors
  • Cohesive culture—fewer errors
  • Physician payment methods—no influence
  • Practice size and complexity—no influence

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