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MEDERRORS.com: Resources for Reducing Medication Errors and Improving Quality in Hospitals
Welcome to MEDERRORS.com, a web site devoted to providing information on medication errors and adverse drug events in hospitals, problems that affect millions of Americans each year-- patients, families, and clinicians.

MEDERRORS.com is intended as a useful link to experts in the fields of medication error and adverse drug event prevention and continuous quality improvement. With the help of guest editors, we hope to provide a lively forum for the exchange of points of view among health care professionals, experts on process improvement, and health care consumers.

Explore how often errors and adverse drug events occur, what causes them, and how they can often be avoided. Use this site to research, debate, and help solve a problem that is complex, costly, and often preventable.

MEDERRORS.com is sponsored by Bridge Medical as a service to health care professionals and consumers. To learn more about Bridge Medical visit our website.
 
CE Series
Anatomy of an Error is an interactive course which is designed to enhance understanding of a systems approach to medication errors and error prevention.
Library
Browse a comprehensive library of article summaries on all aspects of problems associated with medication errors and adverse drug events, and solutions that have been implemented or proposed. Keyword search, summaries, and glossary functions available.
Features
Our current Feature, "The New IOM Report Calls for Major Reform and Reorganization in U.S. Healthcare," gives a brief overview of the IOM report titled Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, released on March 1, 2001. Read the article then join the discussion.
Resources
Access new tools and guides developed to provide the most current information and expert recommendations for patient safety. Be sure to check this section periodically for new grant monies available, checklists, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Events
Looking for a seminar or educational program on patient safety? Find out what's on the calendar for 2003. You can also request a copy of the "Beyond Blame" film or read about the "Beyond Blame" presentation and Dr. C. Everett Koop's keynote address during the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in 1997.