The most common errors concerning medication are those made by nurses and doctors when administering medication. Medical Malpractice Law can result in severe and permanent injury or death. These types of errors can occur at any point during the process of selecting, prescribing, and dispensing medications.

Medication errors and other medication-related issues are responsible for over one million fatalities or severe injuries in the U.S. annually. These avoidable incidents are prevalent in hospitals, long-term care facilities, outpatient facilities, and surgical centers. Medication reconciliation is an essential policy for handling the increased risks associated with the transition of care in medical facilities, such as hospital admissions and transfers within and from hospitals.