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A poison information centre can provide important assessment and guidance regarding medication errors in nursing homes: a prospective cohort study.

Vinther S, Bøgevig S, Eriksen KR, et al. Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol. 2020;Epub Nov 6. .

Older adults living in long-term care facilities are at increased risk for medication errors. This cohort study examined nursing home residents exposed to medication errors and found that poison control consultations can assist nursing home staff in qualifying risk assessment and potentially reduce hospital admissions.