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Journal Article
Review

Defining and classifying terminology for medication harm: a call for consensus.

Falconer N, Barras M, Martin J, et al. European journal of clinical pharmacology. 2019;75:137-145.

Lack of clarity around language used to discuss patient safety concepts hinders effective monitoring and measurement of errors and their impact. This narrative review examined the various terms used to discuss medication-related harm. The authors advocate for development of standard definitions and terms for use in medication error research, policy development, and improvement efforts.