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20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors in Children
This fact sheet offers 20 tips on how to prevent medical errors in children. The tip sheet provides evidence-based, practical tips on how to avoid medical errors related to prescription medicines, sur... Details >
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
FDA Clears New Surgical Marker; Uses RFID to Protect Patients
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared for marketing an external surgical marker tag intended to minimize the likelihood of wrong-site, wrong-procedure and wrong-patient surgeries. The dev... Details >
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Frequently Asked Questions About Medication Errors  External Links Disclaimer Logo
Answers to the frequently asked questions about medication errors with links to other sites and more detailed information that may be of help.... Details >
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Improving Health Care Quality: A Guide for Patients and Families
Also available in: Spanish
Practical tips on what people can do to improve the quality of the health care services they receive, including how to avoid medical errors. This guide focuses on the key health care choices people ty... Details >
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Improving Medication Safety  External Links Disclaimer Logo
The information on this web site is intended to help hospitals and other health care systems to improve patient safety by reducing medication errors. Users can find useful resources – references and ... Details >
American Hospital Association
Medical Errors & Patient Safety
Following a report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimating that up to 98,000 Americans die each year as a result of preventable medical errors, President Clinton directed the Quality Interagency... Details >
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Medication Errors
This Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) site offers an introduction to the topic of medication errors and a list of drug products associated with medication errors. Links for reporting me... Details >
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Medication Errors Reporting Program  External Links Disclaimer Logo
This web site presents health care professionals who encounter actual or potential medication errors with several options by which to report these incidents confidentially to U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP). ... Details >
U.S. Pharmacopeia
MedWatch Online Voluntary Reporting Form (3500)
This MedWatch Online form is available to you for the voluntary reporting of serious adverse events, potential and actual medical product errors, and product quality problems associated with the use o... Details >
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
MedWatch, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Medical Products Reporting Program
MedWatch, the FDA Medical Products Reporting Program, is an initiative designed to both educate all health professionals about the critical importance of being aware of, monitoring for, and reporting ... Details >
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Reducing Medical Errors and Improving Patient Safety: Success Stories from the Front Lines of Medicine  External Links Disclaimer Logo
This report represents the stories of institutions and organizations that made a commitment to change and innovation in the field of patient safety and medical error reduction. This document focuses o... Details >
National Patient Safety Foundation
Report to the President on Medical Errors
The President ordered the Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force to make recommendations for improving health care quality and protecting patient safety following a report from the Institute of M... Details >
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Women's Health: Take Time to Care...About Diabetes
The FDA Office on Women's Health joined with the American Diabetes Association and National Association of Chain Drug Stores to spread information to women about this epidemic. Diabetes educational ma... Details >
Office of Women's Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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