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Preventing Medication Errors
Practicing clinician. See clinician.
Practitioner. See clinician.
Preventable adverse drug event (ADE). An adverse drug event arising because of an error.
Primary care. The provision health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of a patient’s health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community (IOM, 1996).
Provider. See clinician.
Reconciliation. Comparison of the medications a person is taking in one care setting with those being provided in another setting.
AADA Abbreviated Antibiotic Drug Application
AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians
AAMC Association of American Medical Colleges
ACE angiotensin converting enzyme
ACGME Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education
ADE adverse drug event
ADWE adverse drug withdrawal event
AFB American Foundation for the Blind
AGS American Geriatrics Society
AHA American Hospital Association
AHCA American Health Care Association
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
ALLHAT Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial
AMA American Medical Association
ANDA Abbreviated New Drug Application
ANSI American National Standards Institute
APA American Psychiatric Association
ASHP American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
BLA Biologic Licensing Application
BTE Bridges to Excellence
CC Cochrane Collaboration
CCR Continuity of Care Record
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDER Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration