cover of Medication ErrorsEdited by Michael R. Cohen, MS.

ISBN: 0-917330-89-7, 1999; 400 pp; hardbound
Published by the American Pharmaceutical Association, 2215 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20037-2985,

Acquiring Editor: Julian I. Graubart
Substantive Editor: Linda R. Harteker
Managing Editor: Vicki Meade, Meade Communications
Copyeditor: Deborah J. Shuman
Proofreader: L. Luan Carrigan
Indexer: Mary E. Coe:
Layout and Graphic Artist: Cynthia Tourison, Modified Concepts
Cover Designer: Jonathan Pennell


Managing the production of Medication Errors was a complex process, due to its technical content, the many tables and illustrations, and late-stage additions by the authors. The team I assembled to copy edit and design the book did a fantastic job. In Medication Errors, top experts take an in-depth look at factors that contribute to medication errors and recommend steps for preventing them. The book emphasizes that systems are at the heart of prevention: medication errors are not typically made or prevented by one person alone.