Journal Article
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Incidence of medication errors and adverse drug events in the ICU: a systematic review.

Wilmer A, Louie K, Dodek P, et al. Quality & safety in health care. 2010;19:e7.

This study discovered significant variation in both reporting rates and definitions of adverse drug events and medication errors in ICU settings. The authors advocate for greater standardization in definitions and methods for error detection to fully understand the spectrum of events.