Journal Article
Study

Predictors of medication errors among elderly hospital patients.

Picone DM; Titler MG; Dochterman J; Shever L; Kim T; Abramowitz P; Kanak M; Qin R.

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).