An in depth investigation into causes of prescribing errors by foundation trainees in relation to their medical education – UK – 2 December 2009

Posted on December 22, 2009. Filed under: Patient Safety, Pharmacy | Tags: , |

FINAL report
An in depth investigation into causes of prescribing errors by foundation trainees in relation to their medical education.
EQUIP study.
Tim Dornan (Principal Investigator), Darren Ashcroft, Heather Heathfield, Penny Lewis, Jon Miles, David Taylor, Mary Tully, Val Wass

“Executive Summary

Aim

This programme of research aimed to explore the causes of prescribing errors made by first year foundation trainee (FY1) doctors, concentrating on the interplay between their educational backgrounds and factors in their practice environments. It aimed also to arrive at evidence-based recommendations to improve patient safety and define a future research agenda.”

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