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Journal Article

Drug administration errors in hospital inpatients: a systematic review.

Berdot S, Gillaizeau F, Caruba T, et al. PloS one. 2013;8:e68856.

Medication administration errors are known to be common, but determining a true incidence has been difficult due to varying error definitions across studies. This systematic review, which used a standardized definition of administration errors, found that approximately 1 in 10 medication doses in hospitalized patients was administered incorrectly.