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Drug error in anaesthetic practice: a review of 896 reports from the Australian Incident Monitoring Study database.

Abeysekera A; Bergman IJ; Kluger MT; Short TG.

This study provides a detailed analysis of incidents due to medication errors collected from the Australian Incident Monitoring Study database. Investigators reported that syringe and drug preparation errors were the most common, with neuromuscular blocking agents and opioids the most frequently implicated drug classes. Discussion includes further categorization of the error types and exploration of the involved factors. The authors suggest continued efforts at implementing strategies to reduce these anesthetic complications.