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Editor’s Note, DCMS #168: How Pharmacists Can Help Reduce Hospital Errors

Studies have shown that, on average, 54% of patients experience some type of error in medication reconciliation in the hospital. This leads to all kinds of problems as often these patients are prescribed hospital meds with no way to know if possible drug interactions will occur. Imagine if you could cut the rate down to 6% by adding a drug expert to lead the team. Our Disaster Averted looks at the improvement that can occur when a pharmacist leads the reconciliation team.

We tell patients that when you eat you make insulin which moves the glucose into cells, but have you ever wondered how that occurs? In this week’s Homerun Slides, Dr. Stanley Schwartz describes this phenomenal mechanism of action. Our Clinical Text looks at the use of continuous insulin delivery systems and why your patients may be the perfect candidates, and our Mastery In Minutes video explains what the "best" diet really is.