A pharmacist or doctor might misread the writing on the prescription, resulting in dispensing the incorrect medication or dosage of the required medication. This could lead to severe problems in the treatment of the patient.
A doctor might prescribe the wrong medication for their patient based on an incorrect medical decision or diagnosis. Lack of awareness of the names and abbreviations of medications can also result in errors that can have serious implications.
Mistakes in the filing or paperwork and other errors in the administration of medical records might result in a patient receiving the medication meant for another person, getting their medication too late, or other mistakes that can harm someone.
Simple bad handwriting can result in a pharmacist misreading a prescription and giving the wrong medication or dosage as a result. This can seriously affect the health of the patients.