Prescribing Medication Error

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Medicine is essential during one’s life despite the culture, gender and age. Although these are beneficial to treat a patient’s sickness, there are many cases that the use of drugs are harmful and deleterious for the patient. In 1991, the Havard Medical Practice Study showed that there are multiple patients who are harmed or resulted some negative results after the medication. This medication error ranged from the minor impairment with complete recovery in a short time to death. Moreover, this medication error was not only caused by the adverse use of drug but also the negligent care of the drug. Additionally, this study conveyed that 14% of the medication error was caused by one’s mistake. In other words, at least this 14% of the medication …show more content…
By prescribing to the patient, there should be minimizing medication error so that it can be safe for the patient to apply. “Pharmacists bring a specialized perspective that allows for the evaluation of medication processes for safety and for the design and implementation of solutions for improvement that work within existing medication structures.”3 In other words, the pharmacists do not only deal with prescribing medicine but also take charge of the effectiveness of drug in every perspective, which include the medication safety. It is very critical for the pharmacists to acknowledge the benefits and drawbacks of the medication and improve in order to produce the better medication such as maximizing drug benefit, minimizing drug risk and increasing effectiveness of cost.3 Hence, this continuous improvement will reduce the medication error or adverse drug events and increase medication …show more content…
The study from Havard Medical Practice revealed that not all the medication are beneficial to the patients because many patients became victims of either medication error or adverse drug event. This was the most shocking information because even though I have heard about medication error, I never expected to hear that there still are many people who are suffering from the medicine. It is reasonable that there might be human error during medicine prescription but one should consider this job or duty very seriously since this can unintentionally kill the innocents. As the world is continuously evolving, it is not surprising that variable and mutation occur so that the same medication does work for every time. Therefore, it is very important for people who work in the medication safety to acknowledge this fact and keep improve the medication in order to prevent the medication error and unnecessary

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