Medication-related Malpractice Risks. 2016 CRICO Strategies National CBS Report.
Medication errors are a persistent challenge in health care that can occur at home or in the hospital. This analysis of more than 3000 medication-related malpractice claims found that 1 in 9 malpractice cases were associated with medication problems. The majority of medication safety incidents involved primary care providers or hospital-based nurses, and drugs commonly involved included analgesics, anticoagulants, and antibiotics.