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Standardizing Medication Labels: Confusing Patients Less: Workshop Summary

AUTHOR Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
PUBLISHER National Academies Press (05/15/2008)
PRODUCT TYPE Paperback (Paperback)

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Medications are an important component of health care, but each year their misuse results in over a million adverse drug events that lead to office and emergency room visits as well as hospitalizations and, in some cases, death. As a patient's most tangible source of information about what drug has been prescribed and how that drug is to be taken, the label on a container of prescription medication is a crucial line of defense against such medication safety problems, yet almost half of all patients misunderstand label instructions about how to take their medicines. Standardizing Medication Labels: Confusing Patients Less is the summary of a workshop, held in Washington, D.C. on October 12, 2007, that was organized to examine what is known about how medication container labeling affects patient safety and to discuss approaches to addressing identified problems.

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ISBN-13: 9780309115292
ISBN-10: 0309115299
Binding: Paperback or Softback (Trade Paperback (Us))
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 116
Carton Quantity: 100
Feature Codes: Bibliography, Illustrated
Country of Origin: US
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BISAC Categories
Medical | Pharmacy
Medical | Health Care Delivery
Medical | Public Health
Dewey Decimal: 615.1
Library of Congress Control Number: 2008299694
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Medications are an important component of health care, but each year their misuse results in over a million adverse drug events that lead to office and emergency room visits as well as hospitalizations and, in some cases, death. As a patient's most tangible source of information about what drug has been prescribed and how that drug is to be taken, the label on a container of prescription medication is a crucial line of defense against such medication safety problems, yet almost half of all patients misunderstand label instructions about how to take their medicines. Standardizing Medication Labels: Confusing Patients Less is the summary of a workshop, held in Washington, D.C. on October 12, 2007, that was organized to examine what is known about how medication container labeling affects patient safety and to discuss approaches to addressing identified problems.

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