Top 10 articles of 2023, #6-10

In this post, we’re offering summaries and comments on articles from BMJ Quality & Safety’s Top 10 Articles of 2023. For the full list of our 23 finalists, click here, and to read more about the annual Top Article selection process, please click here. To briefly summarize, the editors used data such as citation rates […]

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Introducing the Top Research Articles of 2023

Choosing the top articles published in BMJ Quality and Safety is always both a joy and a challenge, and 2023 was no exception. We saw ­­­­­­­a high number of submissions, with a broad range of topics and study designs. As ever, our editors and editorial board had some difficult choices to make in selecting the […]

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Realising the untapped potential of indication documentation and indication-based prescribing

At present, there are a number of agreed-upon ‘right’ components to prescribing: the right patient, the right medication, the right dose, the right route, the right formulation, to be given at the right time. A conversation has been growing that suggests that another component should be added to this list: the ‘right’ indication1-4. This additional […]

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Top 10 articles of 2020, Part 2

In this post, we’re offering the second half of our summaries and comments on articles from BMJ Quality & Safety’s Top 10 of 2020. To check out the full list of our 20 finalists, click here. The editors and the Editorial Board used data such as citation rates and social media engagement in addition to […]

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Introducing the Top Articles of 2020

While choosing the top articles published in BMJ Quality & Safety is a challenge every year, 2020 saw even greater numbers of submissions than in previous years. The editors and editorial board of the journal therefore had some difficult choices to make about the top articles of the year, taking into account downloads, citations, Altmetrics […]

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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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