Pharmacy Practice Faculty Publications

Title

Physician-Pharmacist Collaboration: A Millennial Paradigm to Reduce Medication Errors

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2002

Journal Title

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

ISSN

0098-6151

Volume

102

Issue

12

First Page

678

Last Page

681

PubMed ID

12501986

Abstract

The Institute of Medicine has reported that medication errors cause an estimated 7000 deaths annually. Additionally, drug-related adverse events increase the risk of mortality by 1.88, with approximately 27% of reported adverse drug events attributed to negligence. As the healthcare system is faced with the challenge of reducing medication errors and adverse drug events, one viable solution may be to increase physician-pharmacist collaboration. According to the recent literature, increasing physician-pharmacist collaboration may result in a reduction in total drug morbidity and mortality.

Keywords

Physician, pharmacist, medication errors, adverse drug events, cooperative behavior, humans, interprofessional relations, pharmacy service, hospital, physician's role