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Journal Article

Predictors of medication errors among elderly hospital patients.

Picone DM, Titler MG, Dochterman J, et al. American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality. 2008;23:115-27.

The vast majority of medication errors among geriatric patients at a university hospital were preventable. Factors predicting medication errors included patient factors, medication factors (i.e., polypharmacy), and systems factors (i.e., nurse staffing changes).