Hospital Authority reminds Hong Kong doctors to write out prescriptions clearly after miscommunications lead to mistakes in treatment

Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority has reminded staff to clearly note down prescription instructions and store details accurately in record-keeping systems after two recent miscommunications led to wrong medication given to patients.Friday’s warning came in a twice-yearly medical safety bulletin that flagged the two cases, both picked up by the authority’s Advance Incident Reporting System (AIRS), which alerts the head office to any discrepancies or issues.Patients’ Rights Association spokesman Tim…


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