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Medication errors. Lessons for education and healthcare
  1. C E Brookes

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    R Naylor. (Pp 333; price not stated). Radcliffe Medical Press, 2002. ISBN 1-85775-956-7

    “Never judge a book by its cover!” This proverb has particular relevance to Professor Naylor’s book as “medication errors” discusses a wide range of challenging issues. In particular, as well as an account of drug errors and their aetiology, it also provides a relevant and detailed commentary on adverse event reporting, risk management, and, consequently, clinical governance.

    About one million patients a day in the UK visit their doctor or hospital interacting with 700 000 healthcare staff. Many …

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