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Patterns in nursing home medication errors: disproportionality analysis as a novel method to identify quality improvement opportunities.

Hansen RA, Cornell PY, Ryan PB, et al. Patterns in nursing home medication errors: disproportionality analysis as a novel method to identify quality improvement opportunities. Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety. 2010;19(10):1087-94. doi:10.1002/pds.2024.

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December 15, 2010
Hansen RA, Cornell PY, Ryan PB, et al. Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety. 2010;19:1087-94.

This study applied a novel analytic tool to identify rates and patterns of medication error reporting. For example, warfarin was disproportionately co-reported with communication errors just as oxycodone and morphine were with name confusion.

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Hansen RA, Cornell PY, Ryan PB, et al. Patterns in nursing home medication errors: disproportionality analysis as a novel method to identify quality improvement opportunities. Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety. 2010;19(10):1087-94. doi:10.1002/pds.2024.