Who makes prescribing decisions in hospital inpatients? An observational study

Sarah Ross, Laura Hamilton, Cristin Ryan, Christine Bond

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Abstract

Errors involving drug prescriptions are a key target for patient safety initiatives. Recent studies have focused on error rates across different grades of doctors in order to target interventions. However, many prescriptions are not instigated by the doctor who writes them. It is important to clarify how often this occurs in order to interpret these studies and create interventions. This study aimed to provisionally quantify and describe prescriptions where the identity of the decision maker and prescription writer differed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-10
Number of pages4
JournalPostgraduate Medical Journal
Volume88
Issue number1043
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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