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November 7, 2001

Reducing Medication Errors

Author Affiliations

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

JAMA. 2001;286(17):2091-2092. doi:10.1001/jama.286.17.2091

To the Editor: In discussing the case of a patient who noticed a potentially serious medication error, Dr Bates1 emphasizes a systems approach to the prevention of medication errors. I would like to add that methods to ensure that systems are working are also needed.2

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