Journal Article
Commentary

Standardising the classification of harm associated with medication errors: the Harm Associated with Medication Error Classification (HAMEC).

Gates PJ; Baysari MT; Mumford V; Raban MZ; Westbrook JI.

Consistent measures and terminology of care-related patient harm are still needed in health care. This commentary reviews inconsistencies in the nomenclature used in studies of harm as well as limitations of existing harm classification tools. The authors propose a tool that provides a process for developing a standard classification score to record medication-related patient harm.