We entrust our health and well-being to medical professionals every time we seek their advice, whether during an annual physical, a visit for a specific ailment and diagnosis, or for prescription medication.
Our reliance on their expertise is grounded in the belief that they will not do us harm, but rather make us better. Unfortunately, this belief is often contradicted by terrible mistakes that can cause harmful, sometimes fatal, consequences.
What is a Medication Error?
A medication error does not only happen when you go to the pharmacy and receive the wrong prescription.
In fact, medication errors cover a wide range of circumstances, such as:
These are just some of the most common medication errors that occur.
How Often Do These Errors Occur?