Friday, April 04, 2008

Best practices work when it comes to medication safety!

From the Business Wire article:

A demonstration program at UCSF today reported a 56.8% reduction in medication administration errors increasing the administration accuracy rate at participating hospitals to 93%. These gains were achieved through adherence to a set of six best practice procedures for medication administration identified by CalNOC (the California Nursing Outcomes Coalition). The study also reported a reduction in procedural errors of 78.5% increasing adherence to these best practice procedures to 95.6% after 18 months. This study is the first to directly validate a specific set best practices for medication administration.

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