The National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCC MERP)
is an independent body comprised of 27 national organizations.
In 1995, USP spearheaded the formation of the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention: ABOUT NCC MERP
Leading national health care organizations are meeting, collaborating, and cooperating to address the interdisciplinary causes of errors and to promote the safe use of medications. USP is a founding member and the Secretariat for NCC MERP. For a history on NCC MERP activity, see Council Communiqué
Definition: NCC MERP defines a Medication Error
Category Index: Our Medication Error Index classifies an error according to the severity of the outcome, shown by chart (Color / Black & White) and algorithm (Color / Black & White)
Dangerous Abbreviations: See table for intended meaning and common errors
Taxonomy: NCC MERP provides a standard taxonomy of medication errors to provide a standard language and structure when analyzing medication error reports.
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