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Risk Management Guide: Medication Management

One of the most common processes performed in medical offices, hospitals, and emergency departments (ED)—the prescribing of medications—is also one of the leading causes of preventable injury to patients. Medication errors are among the most frequent allegations in medical malpractice claims, as they often result in some degree of adverse events. According to the FDA, medication errors cause at least one death every day and injure approximately 1.3 million people annually. Factors leading to patient injury and malpractice claims include:
  • Poor drug selection, incorrect dose, and length of treatment;
  • Failure to monitor drug side effects and monitor drug levels;
  • Communication failures between the clinician and patient;
  • Ambiguities in product…

Curi’s risk mitigation resources and guidance are offered for educational and informational purposes only. This information is not medical or legal advice, does not replace independent professional judgment, does not constitute an endorsement of any kind, should not be deemed authoritative, and does not establish a standard of care in clinical settings or in courts of law. If you need legal advice, you should consult your independent/corporate counsel. We have found that using risk mitigation efforts can reduce malpractice risk; however, we do not make any guarantees that following these risk recommendations will prevent a complaint, claim, or suit from occurring, or mitigate the outcome(s) associated with any of them.