Journal Article

Near-miss transcription errors: a comparison of reporting rates between a novel error-reporting mechanism and a current formal reporting system.

South DA; Skelley JW; Dang M; Woolley T.

This observational study compared error detection rates for medication transcription errors between a hospital's formal reporting system and a passive error identification mechanism embedded in ordering software. As with prior studies of incident reporting systems, the formal reporting mechanism identified fewer errors than electronic surveillance, emphasizing the need to build error detection into technology platforms.