SPOTLIGHT: Poll gauges nurses'feelings on medication safety

A new poll out today asks frontline registered nurses for their opinions on patient safety and their own roles in the healthcare system. A majority (72 percent) said they think patient medication safety has increased in their own hospitals over the past five years and most (80 percent) said they think better technology is at least partially responsible. Most also agree that "an environment that supports the examination of errors" and "better communication between doctors and nurses" have helped improve matters as well. The poll was conducted by Harris Interactive and sponsored by McKesson. Survey