Journal Article

Medication errors: the impact of prescribing and transcribing errors on preventable harm in hospitalised patients.

van Doormaal JE; van den Bemt PM; Mol PG; Zaal RJ; Egberts AC; Haaijer-Ruskamp FM; Kosterink JG.

This study found that only a minority of prescribing and transcribing errors lead to preventable adverse drug events. The authors suggest that future preventive strategies focus on the subset of therapeutic errors, which are the most clinically relevant and are potentially addressed with greater clinical decision support.