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Journal Article

Medication-administration errors in an urban mental health hospital: a direct observation study.

Cottney A, Innes J. International journal of mental health nursing. 2015;24:65-74.

In this prospective observational study at a psychiatric hospital, errors were identified in 3% of medication administration episodes, with omission being the most common error type. As in prior studies, interruptions and higher patient volume were associated with increased risk of mistakes.