When medication errors occur it is necessary for the safety and wellbeing of

When medication errors occur it is necessary for the

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safe quality care, prevent injury from occurring, and establish patient trust. When medication errors occur, it is necessary for the safety and wellbeing of the patient to disclose the error and supply the information the patient needs to make an informed medical decision about their care. Adhering to the laws and regulations of prescribing and utilizing strategies to decrease medication errors are key factors to keep patients from harm.
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