What are some general long-term strategies used to prevent communication errors in medicine?

Long-term strategies used to prevent communication errors include:

  • Developing SOPs and tools such as forms, letters, and patient cards to facilitate communication between departments and facilities
  • Training staff to value effective communication and teamwork
  • Eliminating communication barriers such as hierarchies within and between professions, and boundaries between departments
  • Developing information management systems to facilitate information transfer