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Journal Article
Review

The role of organizational and professional cultures in medication safety: a scoping review of the literature.

Machen S, Jani Y, Turner S, Marshall M, Fulop NJ. The role of organizational and professional cultures in medication safety: a scoping review of the literature. Int J Qual Health Care. 2019 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print].

This scoping review discussed how organizational and professional culture influences medication safety practices. The authors reviewed over 40 articles and identified four themes influencing medication safety: (1) professional identity, (2) fear of litigation/punishment, (3) hierarchy, and (4) pressure to conform.