Why Medication Error Is Important

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A medication is considered a blessing when it is prescribed, dispensed and administered correctly, however medication errors are encountered everyday all over the world regardless of the best efforts (1). Medication error is a potential cause of morbidity and mortality of hospitalized patients as reported by the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCC MERP), which showed that approximately 0.1 million people die annually from medical errors that occur in hospitals and the resulting death toll/year due to medication errors is higher than that of work place injuries (2). Furthermore, it was estimated that hospitalized patients are subjected to expensive and sometimes harmful medication error during their

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