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WHO targets medication-related errors

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a global initiative to reduce severe, avoidable medication-associated harm in all countries by 50% over the next 5 years.13 According to WHO figures, in the USA alone, medication errors cause at least one death every day and injure some 1.3 million people each year. Although rates of harm are similar in low- and middle-income countries to high-income countries, the impact in number …

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