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Review This List of Top 10 Patient Safety Issues

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The Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI) is a nonprofit group that publishes a list of the top 10 evidence-based patient safety concerns for health care organizations. The most recent list is as follows:  Data Entry: Data integrity failures with health information technology (HIT) systems are a major concern. In a study published in 2011, as many as 12% of drug prescriptions sent electronically to pharmacies contained errors, one-third of which had the potential to cause a more...
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