Safer medicines management in primary care

AJ Avery, A Sheikh, B Hurwitz, L Smeaton, Yen-Fu Chen, R Howard, J Cantrill, S Royal

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Errors in the medicines management process represent an important source of iatrogenic harm in primary care. Most errors result from underlying systems-based problems that are amenable to intervention and potentially preventable. In this paper, we seek to identify the frequency of medication-related morbidity in primary care, understand the underlying systemic reasons that increase risk of medication-related errors and iatrogenic harm, and suggest strategies for improving the safety of medicines management.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)s17-s22
JournalBritish Journal of General Practice
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2002


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