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Risk Management Tips: Prescription Medications and Patient Safety

4 years ago

The Tip:
Educating patients about their prescription medications and keeping medical records updated with prescription information both help to ensure patient safety.

The Risk:
Patient injuries and malpractice claims can result from known risks and side effects, allergic reactions, drug interactions or errors in prescribing.

Recommendations:
MLMIC offers the following guidelines/suggestions to physicians and dentists regarding prescription medications and patient safety.

Risk Management Tips provide guidance to support our physicians and facilities in their ongoing efforts to improve the quality of patient care and reduce liability exposure in the practice of medicine. Please contact MLMIC’s Risk Management Department at (800) 275-6564, weekdays 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, for guidance regarding your specific situation.

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