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Figure 8-40-41

Mistake-Proofing the Design of Health Care Processes -

Figure 8.40. The labeling of different dosages of the same medication can be confusing

Photograph of four drug container labels for the same medication but for different dosages. There is no difference in the style of the label or the color for each of the labels.

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Figure 8.41. Packaging unifies this product line, but dosages are distinctly labeled

Photograph of 8 different drug containers with the same drug but different dosages. Each of the labels has a distinct look to them.

Source: Photos © 2006 and example courtesy of the National Patient Safety Agency, UK. Used with permission.

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Current as of May 2007
Internet Citation: Figure 8-40-41: Mistake-Proofing the Design of Health Care Processes -. May 2007. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-resources/resources/mistakeproof/mistakefig8-40-41.html