Distractions and Interruptions and medication errors

Here is a 1999 study on how distractions and interruptions can impact on how many medication errors can happen in various practice settings.

Here we are 13 years a later…. expecting to handle more volume/hr and has the layout of many Rx dept and/or system/procedure  have changed over the past decade for the positive?

Here is another survey that suggests that the mere presence of a drive thru window increases medication errors .. this writer knows of  only one Big Box store that has taken drive-thru windows out of their new store format and removed them when a store is remodeled.

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