1. Introduction...

Patient lives depend on accurate and safe medication administration.

In an effort to reduce medication errors, there has been a significant increase in the amount of information being displayed on drug labels/packaging. To reduce waste and manufacturing costs, drug packaging has gotten smaller. As a result, more information is being displayed in a smaller space necessitating the use of ever smaller text.

Through this brief, anonymous survey we want to collect opinions and comments from currently practicing health care professionals about the readability* of drug labels/packaging today and their impact on potential and actual medication errors.

* Readability (noun):  a measure of the ease with which a passage or text may be read (Encarta Dictionary)

Thank you in advance for your participation. Please forward this survey link to any other qualified respondent you may know.

Janeen Jones. RN, BSN
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