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Causes of medication administration errors in hospitals: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence.

Keers RN, Williams SD, Cooke J, et al. Causes of medication administration errors in hospitals: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence. Drug Saf. 2013;36(11):1045-67. doi:10.1007/s40264-013-0090-2.

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September 18, 2013
Keers RN, Williams SD, Cooke J, et al. Drug Saf. 2013;36(11):1045-67.

This systematic review identified several systems causes of medication administration errors, including interruptions, communication breakdowns, fatigue, and overall workload. A recent review found only limited evidence supporting strategies to prevent medication administration errors.

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Keers RN, Williams SD, Cooke J, et al. Causes of medication administration errors in hospitals: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence. Drug Saf. 2013;36(11):1045-67. doi:10.1007/s40264-013-0090-2.