A prescription is an order from a physician to a pharmacist that indicates the medication that a patient is to take. If the prescription is poorly written, this can lead to medication error. Here are some statistics:
- Medication errors occur in approximately 1 in every 5 doses given in hospitals.
- One error occurs per patient per day.
- Approximately 1.3 million injuries and 7,000 deaths occur each year in the U.S. from medication-related errors.
- Drug-related morbidity and mortality are estimated to cost $177 billion in the U.S.
These are estimates from various sources and studies and provide shocking evidence about prescriptions. It is no wonder why malpractice insurance is so expensive?
Reply separately to two of your classmates posts (See attached classmates posts, post#1 and post#2).
Your responses should be in a well-developed paragraph (300-350 words) to each peer. Integrating an evidence-based resource!
Note: DO NOT CRITIQUE THEIR POSTS, DO NOT AGREE OR DISAGREE, just add informative content regarding to their topic that is validated via citations.
– Utilize at least two scholarly references per peer post.
Please, send me the two documents separately, for example one is the reply to my peers Post #1, and the second one is the reply to my other peer Post #2.
– Minimum of 300 words per peer reply.
– TURNITIN Assignment.
Background: I live in South Florida, I am currently enrolled in the Psych Mental Health Practitioner Program, I am a Registered Nurse, I work in a Psychiatric Hospital.