Call for submission of confusing look-alike medicine name pairs [closed]

28 May 2015 | Medication Safety

Submissions are now closed.


Tall Man lettering is an error-prevention strategy to reduce the risk of look-alike medicine name errors, particularly the mis-selection of look-alike medicines due to name confusion.

The New Zealand Tall Man lettering list was released in 2013 and is intended for use in software systems where medicines are selected for prescribing, dispensing, administering or as part of a clinical record or clinical task.

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is reviewing the current list and we encourage health professionals to submit names of confusing medicine pairs (not already on the list) to Emma Forbes by 30 June 2015.

Last updated 25/09/2015