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Hospital medication errors: a cross sectional study.

Isaacs AN, Ch'ng K, Delhiwale N, et al. Hospital medication errors: a cross sectional study. Int J Qual Health Care. Epub 2020 Oct 17. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzaa136.

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December 23, 2020
Isaacs AN, Ch'ng K, Delhiwale N, et al. Int J Qual Health Care. 2021;33(1):mzaa136.

Reducing medication errors continues to be a priority area in patient safety. Based on five years of data from one large hospital in Australia, the authors estimate that 1.05 per 100 admitted patients experienced a medication error. Errors involving medication prescribing or administration were most common; errors frequently involved antimicrobials, narcotics, and anticoagulants.

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Isaacs AN, Ch'ng K, Delhiwale N, et al. Hospital medication errors: a cross sectional study. Int J Qual Health Care. Epub 2020 Oct 17. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzaa136.