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1 in 10 patients gets drug error

Study examines six community hospitals in Mass.

By Patricia Wen
Globe Staff / February 14, 2008

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One in every 10 patients admitted to six Massachusetts community hospitals suffered serious and avoidable medication mistakes, according to a report being released today by two nonprofit groups that are urging all hospitals in the state to install a computerized prescription ordering system. (Full article: 968 words)

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