Medication Errors Cause Serious Personal Injury - Part 2
Patients have been injured by taking the wrong medication simply because, in some instances, the doctor or other health professional's handwriting could not be read. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices reports that some abbreviations are more likely to be misinterpreted, misunderstood or simply written incorrectly than others. For this reason, it recommends that some medication abbreviations never be used by health professionals. Here's a chart that provides a list of abbreviations that should not be used by doctors. Click here.
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