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Nominal ISOMERs (Incorrect spellings of medicines eluding researchers)-variants in the spellings of drug names in PubMed: a database review

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 To examine how misspellings of drug names could impede searches for published literature. Database review. PubMed. The study included 30 drug names that are commonly misspelt on prescription charts in hospitals in Birmingham, UK (test set), and 30 control names randomly chosen from a hospital formulary (control set). The following definitions were used: standard names-the international non-proprietary names, variant names-deviations in spelling from standard names that are not themselves sta...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1136/bmj.i4854

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0000-0003-3769-1346
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Green Templeton
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ORCID:
0000-0003-1139-655X
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BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
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BMJ Journal website
Volume:
355
Publication date:
2016-12-14
Acceptance date:
2016-07-18
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ISSN:
0959-8138 and 1756-1833
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pubs:846618
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uri:dc94af6c-ae1b-4a09-a483-bb20054b8c65
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uuid:dc94af6c-ae1b-4a09-a483-bb20054b8c65
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pubs:846618

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