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Prevalence of medication transfer errors in nephrology patients and potential risk factors.

Ebbens MM, Errami H, Moes D, van den Bemt P, van der Boog PJM, Gombert-Handoko KB. Prevalence of medication transfer errors in nephrology patients and potential risk factors. Eur J Intern Med. Oct 09, 2019;09:09.

Patients are at risk for medication errors during transitions of care, which can result in patient harm. This study sought to identify risk factors for error in nephrology patients in the ambulatory care setting. Authors found that 68% of patients experienced a medication error and 71% of those were identified as having the potential to cause harm. Higher numbers of medications were also associated with medication errors.

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