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Hospitals tackle high risk drugs to reduce errors

Wall Street Journal (subscription required), March 5, 2008
While many of the "high-alert" medications are the most essential to hospitals, healthcare providers are taking steps to prevent errors in the use. These medications have the highest risk of seriously harming or even killing a patient when given in the wrong dose or used incorrectly. Amid growing awareness of medication mistakes and pressure from safety groups, hospitals are scrambling to overhaul their safety practices surrounding these medicines.