Notes from the academic paper: Methods to reduce prescription errors in ophthalmic medication

After the first audit we recommended that prescription scripts should be checked by the prescribing physician and re-checked by the nurse assistant in the clinic. Can be connected with this paper.

we strongly advocate more training of junior physicians to avoid these errors and to understand the potential hazards due to prescription errors. Same advice as this paper.

Computer-based prescribing systems may minimize the risk of errors due to illegible prescriptions. However there is a considerable financial investment and training involved which may be prohibitive for some institutions. From this external paper.

Knowledge of where and when errors are most likely to occur is generally the first step in prevention of prescription errors.

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