Quest for the ideal: A redesign of the medication use system

Deborah Dang, E. Robert Feroli, Carla Gill, Lori Paine, Kenneth Shermock, Jeannette Suflita, Jo M. Walrath

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Medication use systems in hospitals are complex and prone to error. A redesign of the system using idealized design methodology is a starting point in preventing patient harm from medication errors. An interdisciplinary team identified system properties, proposed and gathered feedback on an ideal design, and established a structure to plan changes in the system and monitor their impact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-17
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of nursing care quality
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Idealized design
  • Medication errors
  • Medication safety
  • Medication use system
  • Patient safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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