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Hamburg Congress puts patient safety at the heart of the hospital pharmacist's agenda
  1. Richard Price
  1. Correspondence to Richard Price, Department of Policy and Advocacy, European Association of Hospital Pharmacy, 3 Rue Abbe Cuypers, Brussels 1040, Belgium; richard.price{at}

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Bringing an action-packed 20th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) to a conclusion, EAHP President Dr Roberto Frontini reminded the 3500 attendees of the critical mission of the hospital pharmacy profession: putting patient safety first. The entire Congress took this theme as its guiding subject with keynotes, seminars and Synergy events, including

  • developing a safety culture: how to progress effectively;

  • safety in high reliability industries—what health professionals can learn;

  • barcoding …

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