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Taking medications in the manner prescribed by the health care provider, or in the case of OTC drugs, following the instructions on the label or as provided by the prescriber; also called compliance:

Adherence

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A tool that helps health care agencies identify processes where errors may occur related to prescription, dispensing, and administration:

Health care failure mode and effect analysis (HFMEA).

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Drugs that have a high risk of causing significant harm to the patient when used in error:

High-alert medications

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Legal documentation of all pharmacotherapies received by the patient:

Medication administration record (MAR)

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Any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care provider, patient, or consumer:

Medication error

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Categorization of medication errors according to the degree of harm an error can cause:

Medication error index

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The process of keeping track of a patient's medications as the patient's care proceeds from one health care provider to another:

Medication reconciliation

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Taking multiple drugs concurrently:

Polypharmacy

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System of reducing medication errors by modifying policies and procedures within the institution:

Risk management

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Attempts to focus attention on the causes of the medication error, rather than on the person responsible for the error:

Root-cause analysis (RCA)

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An unexpected death or injury, or the risk of death or injury from medication errors:

Sentinel event