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Journal Article
Review

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

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.