Medication Safety Analysis
Drug interaction is the leading cause of hospital emergency room admissions in the United States.
Medical Errors 8th leading cause of death:
A 1999 report of the Institute of Medicine indicated that as many as 44,000 to 98,000 people die in hospitals each year as a result of medical errors, making medical errors the eighth leading cause of death in the United States.
Errors unnecessarily cost patients $17 billion dollars each year:
Medical errors cost the nation an estimated $38 billion each year; about $17 billion of those costs are associated with preventable errors, the report said.
Make medication safety a priority! Using medicine wisely requires thought and knowledge not just taking a handful and hoping for the best.
Five step plan for safe medication analysis:
1. Comprehensive medication safety analysis
2. Nutritional counseling
3. Drug interaction safety analysis
4. Comprehensive “Life Style Pharmaceutical Screen”
5. Wellness and nutritional coaching