Contemporary View of Medication-Related Harm. A New Paradigm.
Medication errors are a common factor in health care–associated harm. Lack of clarity on types of medication-related incidents has the potential to create confusion and hinder improvement efforts. This tool provides a decision tree to distinguish whether an incident is an adverse drug reaction, adverse drug event, or medication error and determine if it was preventable.
National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention; NCCMERP.