Medication errors are the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
- Nearly 90% of survey respondents are having trouble reading the small print on medication labels.
- 50% say it is causing actual errors.
- Almost 40% say that they are personally aware of a near miss or actual error due at least in part to the small print found on medication labels.
- MagniMed™ is the leader in developing and delivering practical solutions to address the problem of small print on medication labels and packaging.
Take a look at the results of our ongoing Medication Label Readability Survey below...
Average Age of Respondents: 48
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88% - Say that they have trouble reading the small print on medication labels
87% - Believe that the small print on medication labels is a potential cause of med errors
50% - Say the small print on medication labels is causing actual errors
39% - Are personally aware of a near miss or actual error that was due to difficulty reading the small print found on medication labels/packaging
95% - Say that making medication labels easier to read will reduce the potential for med errors
80% - Said that making medication labels easier to read will reduce actual errors
94% - Say that having a lighted magnifier in the med room will decrease the risk of medication errors related to difficult to read labels