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Predictors of medication errors among elderly hospital patients.

Picone DM, Titler MG, Dochterman J, et al. Predictors of medication errors among elderly hospitalized patients. Am J Med Qual. 2008;23(2):115-127. doi:10.1177/1062860607313143.

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March 19, 2008
Picone DM, Titler MG, Dochterman J, et al. Am J Med Qual. 2008;23(2):115-127.

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).

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Picone DM, Titler MG, Dochterman J, et al. Predictors of medication errors among elderly hospitalized patients. Am J Med Qual. 2008;23(2):115-127. doi:10.1177/1062860607313143.