Read the Prescription Label

and other tips to prevent deadly and costly medication errors

by Mary Sue McAslan

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/6/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9781452547220
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9781452547237

About the Book

In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published its landmark report, “To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System,” in which it stated that nearly 98,000 people die needlessly every year due to preventable medical mistakes. In 2009, the Consumer’s Union published a report, “To Err Is Human—To Delay Is Deadly,” stating that we are no better off today than we were ten years ago and that a million lives have been lost and billions of dollars wasted due to medical mistakes. Enter Dr. Mary Sue McAslan, pharmacist and medication safety expert. With over thirty years’ experience, she provides clever, easy-to-follow safety tips for the average healthcare consumer. These simple tips will prevent serious medication errors from happening at the hospital, the doctor’s office, the pharmacy, and at home.

About the Author

Dr. Mary Sue McAslan has led numerous quality improvement teams in large healthcare institutions and managed care organizations. She has appeared on network TV and local newspapers with consumer advice including “Go NUTS—Ask your pharmacist for help.”
Read the Prescription Label is a book for every person who takes prescription medications or cares for someone who does.
Visit her website at— PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR SAFER HEALTHCARE or e-mail her at