Sunday, November 13, 2011

Software glitch causes prescription error across R.I.

Software glitch causes prescription error across R.I. 

The software issue led to some discharged patients, who should have received a prescription for timed-release form of their medication, possibly receiving a prescription or instructions for the regular form. Timed-release medications are generally taken once a day, whereas the regular formulation provides the same effective dose of the medication, but the medication is taken multiple times over the course of a day.

The issue does not affect emergency room patients or outpatients.

Lifespan contacted 2,000 patients affected by this issue to ensure they receive the correct form of their medications. Many of the patients were already taking the correct medication, according to the provider.

Many patients? Many patients are not overdosing?

Doesn't that mean that some patients are/were overdosing?

1 comment:

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