Electronic transmission of outpatient prescriptions still requires significant pharmacist oversight

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to increasing numbers of patients moving to the use of electronic prescriptions and internet pharmacies in many healthcare systems. For example, there has been a dramatic increase in use of the English electronic prescription service since March 2020, with internet pharmacies in the UK also experiencing large increases in the […]

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#Notlittleadults: emergency care for children and the role for collaboration between tertiary academic and rural centers

#Notlittleadults might be the definitive hashtag for the field of paediatric emergency medicine. The unique differences in patterns of injury between children and adults are particularly obvious in the emergency department (ED). An elderly adult might break her hip falling out of bed. But a toddler may tumble down a full flight a steps and […]

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Introducing the Top Articles of 2019

2019 saw an exceptional volume of submissions to BMJ Quality and Safety. The editors and editorial board of the journal had some difficult choices to make about the top articles of the year, taking into account downloads, citations, Altmetrics scores, and other information as well as expert judgement. We thank all authors for their contributions […]

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Unit culture, testing frequency, and simple interventions: more than meets the eye (test)

Recently, Benjamin Leis (@LeisBenjamin) and colleagues published a short report on an intervention in a cardiac intensive care unit (ICU) in Canada. In this study, the authors removed TSH testing from standard admission order sets with the aim of reducing the number of unnecessary thyroid studies obtained. Often, altering an order set like this is […]

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