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Journal Article

Hospital medication errors: a cross sectional study.

Isaacs AN, Ch'ng K, Delhiwale N, et al. Int J Qual Health Care. 2020;Epub Oct 17.

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.