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Journal Article

Antiretroviral medication prescribing errors are common with hospitalization of HIV-infected patients.

Commers T, Swindells S, Sayles H, et al. The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy. 2014;69:262-7.

Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection require increasingly complex drug regimens for treatment. This study found that more than one-third of patients with HIV who were admitted to the hospital experienced a medication error, most often omission of an antiretroviral medication. More than half of these errors were never corrected during the hospitalization.