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Journal Article
Study

Prescribing errors on admission to hospital and their potential impact: a mixed-methods study.

Basey AJ, Krska J, Kennedy TD, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2014;23:17-25.

A comparison of acute care physicians' reported practices in medication prescribing versus observation of their actual prescribing behavior at hospital admission revealed that physicians did not consistently follow recommended medication verification practices, primarily resulting in errors of omission.