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2005-05-24 07:45:00

Study finds continuing high rates of mistakes in hospitals HealthDay News -- Hospitalized patients expect their care to be safe, but two new reports suggest hospital computer systems designed to weed out dangerous medical errors aren't living up to expectations. These in-hospital computerized medication entry systems -- software that helps doctors, nurses and pharmacists track drug prescription and use -- were supposed to help improve safety. But a new study shows medication errors continuing...

Word of the Day
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.