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September 5, 2001

Formal Education About Medication Errors in Internal Medicine Clerkships

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2001;286(9):1019-1020. doi:10.1001/jama.286.9.1019

To the Editor: Adverse drug reactions are responsible for a considerable amount of morbidity and account for a significant number of patient deaths.1,2 However, the extent of formal education in recognition, identification, and prevention of such events in US undergraduate internal medicine clerkships has not been recently studied. We studied existing curricula about adverse drug reactions and interactions in US internal medicine clerkship programs.

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