Skip Navigation

What You Can Do to Avoid Medication Errors


This fact sheet provides tips on how to avoid medication errors in the following settings:
  • Personal/home care
  • Pharmacy
  • Ambulatory care/outpatient clinic 
  • Hospital inpatient care


Institute of Medicine

Funding Sources

Institute of Medicine

QualityTool Topic



  • Release Date: 07/2006
  • Original Summary: 07/2009
Disclaimer: The inclusion of a tool in the Innovations Exchange does not constitute or imply an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or Westat of the tool or of the submitter or developer of the tool. Read more.
QualityTool Classification
Funding Sources:

Last updated: April 14, 2010.