USP releases national report
Webcast of Sixth Annual MEDMARX® ReportWebcast of Sixth Annual MEDMARX® Report
To:Medical and health reporters/producers.
Subject:Press Webcast and Teleconference
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) will release the MEDMARX® Data Report: A Chartbook of 2000-2004 Findings From Intensive Care Units and Radiological Services. The report examines medication errors associated with radiological services -- a growing diagnostic and treatment area with more than 300 million visits each year. MEDMARX, managed by USP, is the nation's most comprehensive medication error reporting system used to track medication errors in hospitals and health care facilities across the country.
When:Wednesday, January 18, 2006, 11:00 a.m. EST (8:00 a.m. PST)
Who: The Webcast will be presented by:
- Diane D. Cousins, R.Ph., vice president of the USP Center for the Advancement of Patient Safety, and
- John P. Santell, M.S., R.Ph., FASHP, director of educational program initiatives for the USP Center for the Advancement of Patient Safety
Registration:To participate in the Webcast, please RSVP to [email protected] Prior to the Webcast you will receive detailed instructions. For further information or to obtain a copy of MEDMARX B-roll, please also contact [email protected].
USP--Advancing Public Health Since 1820
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