Professional, structural and organisational interventions in primary care for reducing medication errors (Review)

Hanan Khalil, Brian Bell, Helen Chambers, Aziz Sheikh, Anthony J Avery

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Background: Medication-related adverse events in primary care represent an important cause of hospital admissions and mortality. Adverse events could result from people experiencing adverse drug reactions (not usually preventable) or could be due to medication errors (usually preventable).

Objectives: To determine the effectiveness of professional, organisational and structural interventions compared to standard care to reduce preventable medication errors by primary healthcare professionals that lead to hospital admissions, emergency department visits, and mortality in adults.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD003942
Number of pages4
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2017

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