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Epidemiology of adverse events and medical errors in the care of cardiology patients.

Ohta Y, Miki I, Kimura T, et al. Epidemiology of Adverse Events and Medical Errors in the Care of Cardiology Patients. J Patient Saf. 2019;15(3):251-256. doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000291.

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September 25, 2019
Ohta Y, Miki I, Kimura T, et al. J Patient Saf. 2019;15(3):251-256.
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The epidemiology of adverse events and medical errors has been broadly characterized among different patient groups including hospitalized patients, older patients, and patients in the intensive care unit, but less is known about cardiology patients. In this cross-sectional study of adult cardiology outpatients at a single Japanese teaching hospital over a 10-month period, researchers found that adverse events were common and they were mostly adverse drug events.

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Ohta Y, Miki I, Kimura T, et al. Epidemiology of Adverse Events and Medical Errors in the Care of Cardiology Patients. J Patient Saf. 2019;15(3):251-256. doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000291.

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