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Clinicians' perceptions of medication errors with opioids in cancer and palliative care services: a priority setting report.

Heneka N, Shaw T, Azzi C, et al. Clinicians' perceptions of medication errors with opioids in cancer and palliative care services: a priority setting report. Support Care Cancer. 2018;26(10):3315-3318. doi:10.1007/s00520-018-4231-0.

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May 30, 2018
Heneka N, Shaw T, Azzi C, et al. Support Care Cancer. 2018;26(10):3315-3318.

This commentary explored organizational opioid incident review experiences from six hospitals in Australia to set priorities for improvement. The authors determined where process errors occurred, reviewed what factors were involved, and discussed error reduction strategies. They suggest their findings can inform future opioid safety efforts for oncology and palliative care patients.

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Heneka N, Shaw T, Azzi C, et al. Clinicians' perceptions of medication errors with opioids in cancer and palliative care services: a priority setting report. Support Care Cancer. 2018;26(10):3315-3318. doi:10.1007/s00520-018-4231-0.