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Medication Errors for Admitted Patients Drop When Pharmacy Staff Take Drug Histories in ER
December 05, 2017
LOS ANGELES, California, Dec. 5 -- The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center issued the following news release:

When pharmacy professionals -- rather than doctors or nurses -- take medication histories of patients in emergency departments, mistakes in drug orders can be reduced by more than 80 percent, according to a study led by Cedars-Sinai.

Acting on the findings, Cedars-Sinai now assigns pharmacy staff members to take medication histories for high-risk patients admitted to th . . .

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