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Prevalence and nature of medication errors and medication-related harm following discharge from hospital to community settings: a systematic review.

Alqenae FA, Steinke D, Keers RN. Prevalence and nature of medication errors and medication-related harm following discharge from hospital to community settings: a systematic review. Drug Saf. 2020;43(6):517-537. Epub 2020/03/04. doi: 10.1007/s40264-020-00918-3.

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July 22, 2020
Alqenae FA, Steinke DT, Keers RN. Drug Saf. 2020;43((6):517-537.

This systematic review of 54 studies found that over half of adult and pediatric patients experienced a medication error post-discharge, and that these errors regularly involved common drug classes such as antibiotics, antidiabetics, analgesics, and cardiovascular drugs. The authors suggest that future research examine the burden of post-discharge medication errors, particularly in pediatric populations.

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Alqenae FA, Steinke D, Keers RN. Prevalence and nature of medication errors and medication-related harm following discharge from hospital to community settings: a systematic review. Drug Saf. 2020;43(6):517-537. Epub 2020/03/04. doi: 10.1007/s40264-020-00918-3.