Journal Article

Medication error reporting in nursing homes: identifying targets for patient safety improvement.

Greene SB, Williams CE, Pierson S, et al. Quality & safety in health care. 2010;19:218-22.

North Carolina law requires all nursing homes to report medication errors, as discussed in a prior article. Analysis of medication error reports submitted to this Web-based error reporting system revealed that most of the serious errors occurred during evening shifts and involved drugs given to the wrong patient.