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Read the Prescription Label: And Other Tips to Prevent Deadly and Costly Medication Errors
     

Read the Prescription Label: And Other Tips to Prevent Deadly and Costly Medication Errors

by Mary Sue McAslan Pharm D.
 

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In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published its landmark report, "To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System," in which it stated that nearly 98,000 people die needlessly every year due to preventable medical mistakes. In 2009, the Consumer's Union published a report, "To Err Is Human-To Delay Is Deadly," stating that we are no better off today than we

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In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published its landmark report, "To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System," in which it stated that nearly 98,000 people die needlessly every year due to preventable medical mistakes. In 2009, the Consumer's Union published a report, "To Err Is Human-To Delay Is Deadly," stating that we are no better off today than we were ten years ago and that a million lives have been lost and billions of dollars wasted due to medical mistakes. Enter Dr. Mary Sue McAslan, pharmacist and medication safety expert. With over thirty years' experience, she provides clever, easy-to-follow safety tips for the average healthcare consumer. These simple tips will prevent serious medication errors from happening at the hospital, the doctor's office, the pharmacy, and at home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452547220
Publisher:
Balboa Press
Publication date:
03/26/2012
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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