The teach-back method can help physicians ensure that patients have a clear understanding of post-visit instructions.
Characterizing prescription errors as “relatively common but preventable,” The Pharmaceutical Journal has published recommendations for preventing the mistakes, which can represent threats to patient safety.
A recent report, published in the Journal of Toxicology, found that people in the United States are making errors in dosing medications at home. Healthcare providers should be cognizant of the need for patient and caregiver education in the proper administration of both prescribed and over-the-counter medications.
A recent study showed a significant increase in patients’ proper use of pre-operative medications when they were provided with simple written instructions.