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Journal Article

Carers' medication administration errors in the domiciliary setting: a systematic review.

Parand A, Garfield S, Vincent C, et al. PloS one. 2016;11:e0167204.

Medication administration errors have been studied primarily in the hospital environment. Less is known about the types of errors that may occur in the home setting and the role caregivers play in this context. This narrative systematic review found caregiver medication administration error rates ranging from 1.9% to 33% of all medications administered, highlighting a potential threat to patient safety.