In the time-starved world of health and social care, avoiding medication errors is of utmost importance to minimise casualties and cost to the sector. In the UK, 7 out of 10 care home residents are exposed to at least one medication error per day and there are more than 237 million medication errors being made in England alone every year, costing the NHS £98.5 million. This makes medication errors a burning issue that needs to be addressed at an organisational and individual level.
Our report on medication errors in healthcare and care homes delves deep into the various aspects of medication errors, from their causes and types to strategies for prevention and improving safety.
This report you will help you to:
- Understand the different types of medication errors
- Identify the common causes and risk factors
- Explore solutions that aid in error reduction
You can download our report ‘Understanding Medication Errors in Healthcare and Social Care’ by clicking below.