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Journal Article
Study

Nurses relate the contributing factors involved in medication errors.

Tang F-I, Sheu S-J, Yu S, et al. Journal of clinical nursing. 2007;16:447-57.

The investigators conducted a focus group to elicit nurses' perceptions of what leads to nursing medication errors. They found that personal neglect, heavy workload, and new staff were the main factors.