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Table 13 Remedy selection matrix

From: Using total quality management approach to improve patient safety by preventing medication error incidences**

Criterion Remedy 1 Remedy 2
Remedy name Improve handwritten prescriptions Eliminate all handwritten prescriptions
 Total cost M L
 Impact on the problem M H
 Benefit/Cost relationship H M
 Cultural impact/resistance to change L M
 Implementation time M L
 Uncertainty about effectiveness M L
 Health & safety H M
 Environment M L
Summery (Rate 1 for best, 2 for next, and so on.) 1.9 2.4
  1. H high desirability, M medium desirability, L low desirability