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Medication safety in mental health hospitals: a mixed-methods analysis of incidents reported to the National Reporting and Learning System.

Alshehri GH, Keers RN, Carson-Stevens A, et al. Medication safety in mental health hospitals: a mixed-methods analysis of incidents reported to the National Reporting and Learning System. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(5):341-351. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000815.

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August 4, 2021
Alshehri GH, Keers RN, Carson-Stevens A, et al. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(5):341-351.

Medication errors are common in mental health hospitals. This study found medication administration and prescribing were the most common stages of medication error. Staff-, organizational-, patient-, and equipment-related factors were identified as contributing to medication safety incidents.

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Alshehri GH, Keers RN, Carson-Stevens A, et al. Medication safety in mental health hospitals: a mixed-methods analysis of incidents reported to the National Reporting and Learning System. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(5):341-351. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000815.