Disclosing pharmacy errors

robert bell rmsbell at ESEDONA.NET
Sun Nov 9 03:34:42 UTC 2014

Good question.

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
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