Information Only - Parsimony in Pediatric Prescribing: Is it medically necessary for our children’s health?
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - Thursday, May 17, 2018
1. Outline the extent of medical errors within the U.S. Health Care system and the intricate relationship between the delivery of unnecessary health care services and avoidable patient harm.
2. Recognize the contribution of prescribed medications toward medical errors and their associated costs.
3. List the types of medication errors that can occur at each of the various stages of medication management from prescribing to administration, including the reconciliation of no-longer indicated prescribed medicines.
4. Support the practice of evidence-informed, medically necessary health care for the right individual, at the right time and in the right place.
Jose’ Gonzalez, MD, JD, MSEd
Vice President, Clinical Affairs/Medical Director
Cook Children’s Health Plan/Center for Children’s Health
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