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Exploring the causes of junior doctors' prescribing mistakes: a qualitative study.

Lewis PJ, Ashcroft DM, Dornan T, et al. British journal of clinical pharmacology. 2014;78:310-9.

Prescribing-related errors are common among junior physicians. Analyzing trainee physicians' prescribing errors using the critical incident technique, researchers identified several underlying causes, including knowledge deficits and authority gradients.