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Medication dose calculation errors and other numeracy mishaps in hospitals: analysis of the nature and enablers of incident reports.

Mulac A, Hagesaether E, Granas AG. Medication dose calculation errors and other numeracy mishaps in hospitals: analysis of the nature and enablers of incident reports. J Adv Nurs. Epub 2021 Oct 12. doi: 10.1111/jan.15072.

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November 10, 2021
Mulac A, Hagesaether E, Granas AG. J Adv Nurs. 2022;78(1):224-238.

Medication dosing errors can lead to serious patient harm. This retrospective study found that the majority of dose calculation errors reported to the Norwegian Incident Reporting System involved intravenous administration such as intravenous morphine. These errors occurred due to lack of proper safeguards to intercept prescribing errors, stress, and bypassing double checks.

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Mulac A, Hagesaether E, Granas AG. Medication dose calculation errors and other numeracy mishaps in hospitals: analysis of the nature and enablers of incident reports. J Adv Nurs. Epub 2021 Oct 12. doi: 10.1111/jan.15072.