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Medication safety in acute care in Australia: where are we now? Part 1: a review of the extent and causes of medication problems 2002-2008.

Roughead EE, Semple SJ. Medication safety in acute care in Australia: where are we now? Part 1: a review of the extent and causes of medication problems 2002-2008. Aust New Zealand Health Policy. 2009;6:18. doi:10.1186/1743-8462-6-18.

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September 16, 2009
Roughead EE, Semple SJ. Aust New Zealand Health Policy. 2009;6:18.

This study summarizes the spectrum of medication errors and resultant clinical consequences in Australia, estimating that nearly 200,000 medication-related hospital admissions occur yearly.

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Roughead EE, Semple SJ. Medication safety in acute care in Australia: where are we now? Part 1: a review of the extent and causes of medication problems 2002-2008. Aust New Zealand Health Policy. 2009;6:18. doi:10.1186/1743-8462-6-18.