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

Greene SB, Williams CE, Pierson S, et al. Medication error reporting in nursing homes: identifying targets for patient safety improvement. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19(3):218-22. doi:10.1136/qshc.2008.031260.

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February 17, 2010
Greene SB, Williams CE, Pierson S, et al. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19(3):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.

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Greene SB, Williams CE, Pierson S, et al. Medication error reporting in nursing homes: identifying targets for patient safety improvement. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19(3):218-22. doi:10.1136/qshc.2008.031260.