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Analysis of iatrogenic and in-hospital medication errors reported to United States poison centers: a retrospective observational study.

Leonard JB, McFadden C, Feemster AA, et al. Drug Therap Perspect. 2020;36.

The authors retrospectively reviewed over 99,000 medication errors reported to the US National Poison Data Systems from 2000 to 2017 in order to characterize errors attributed to healthcare professionals or occurring in a healthcare facility. Antibiotics, pain medicines, and sedatives/hypnotics were the most common medication types involved in these errors, and the most common error types involved the wrong medication, incorrect dose and incorrect administration route.