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Prescription for success: Don't bother nurses

San Francisco Chronicle, October 28, 2009

A University of California-San Francisco program to improve accuracy in administering drugs—with particular emphasis on reducing interruptions that often lead to mistakes—resulted in a nearly 88% drop in errors over 36 months at the nine hospitals. The UCSF program, which was funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, involved UCSF Medical Center, Kaiser hospitals in Hayward and Fremont, San Francisco General Hospital, St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, Contra Costa County Medical Center, Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, San Mateo Medical Center and Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City.