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Journal Article

Antecedents of severe and nonsevere medication errors.

Chang Y-K, Mark BA. Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. 2009;41:70-8.

This study examined factors contributing to medication errors and discovered that severe and nonsevere errors differ in their antecedents. The authors suggest that different prevention strategies may be necessary for each error type.