Medication errors: A common failure in physician-patient communication

Orly Weinstein, Tamar Shechter, Rafael Gorodischer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Scopus citations


Errors may occur in the complex process of medication use, particularly in the prescribing and administration phases. This article briefly reviews common errors, clinical and regulatory recommendations made in recent years which have resulted in safer medication use and some of the new challenges that have emerged.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-60
Number of pages14
JournalMedicine and Law
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • Computerised physician
  • Dispensing errors
  • Industrial errors
  • Medication errors
  • Prescription errors
  • Tenfold error

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Law


Dive into the research topics of 'Medication errors: A common failure in physician-patient communication'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this