Disclosing pharmacy errors
rmsbell at ESEDONA.NET
Sun Nov 9 03:34:42 UTC 2014
When any error occurs who should be the person to communicate to the patient?
Obviously has important litigation considerations.
Rob Bell, M.D.
On Nov 7, 2014, at 9:24 AM, BRIAN GOLDMAN <drhbg at ROGERS.COM> wrote:
> Dear List,
> When a medication error takes place at a hospital pharmacy, who is responsible for disclosing that error to the patient and/or substitute decision maker? For purposes of this hypothetical question, assume that there was no error on the part of the physician who ordered the medication. What I am getting at are the cultural norms around the issue of who should be responsible for disclosing the error. The approach of radiologists to disclosing error may be instructive here.
> Brian Goldman, MD, MCFP(EM), FACEP
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