The Drive to Zero: Reducing Medication Errors at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
The processes involved in prescribing, dispensing, administering, and monitoring medications to patients are complex and prone to error. In fact, medication errors are the most common type of medical error, and they are a significant cause of preventable harm. This is especially true for hospitalized children for whom medication errors are about three times more common than in hospitalized adults. At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, we are working hard to reduce medication errors and adverse drug events. Listen to this edition of Children’s on Quality as I interview two of our experts who are leading this quality improvement effort.