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Litigation related to drug errors in anaesthesia: an analysis of claims against the NHS in England 1995-2007.

Cranshaw J, Gupta KJ, Cook TM. Litigation related to drug errors in anaesthesia: an analysis of claims against the NHS in England 1995-2007. Anaesthesia. 2009;64(12):1317-23. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2044.2009.06107.x.

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November 4, 2009
Cranshaw J, Gupta KJ, Cook TM. Anaesthesia. 2009;64(12):1317-23.

This study analyzed nearly a hundred claims alleging patient harm and categorized them by error type, with the most frequent being drug administration errors. Investigators surmised that less than half the claims could have been prevented by using recommended double checking processes.

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Cranshaw J, Gupta KJ, Cook TM. Litigation related to drug errors in anaesthesia: an analysis of claims against the NHS in England 1995-2007. Anaesthesia. 2009;64(12):1317-23. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2044.2009.06107.x.