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Quantification and classification of errors associated with hand-repackaging of medications in long-term care facilities in Germany.

Gerber A, Kohaupt I, Lauterbach KW, et al. Quantification and classification of errors associated with hand-repackaging of medications in long-term care facilities in Germany. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2008;6(4):212-9. doi:10.1016/j.amjopharm.2008.10.005.

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December 10, 2008
Gerber A, Kohaupt I, Lauterbach KW, et al. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2008;6(4):212-9.

Pill organizers are commonly used to help ensure medication adherence and avoid errors for patients taking multiple medications. However, this study found that the repackaging necessary to stock pill organizers was in itself a source of error.

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Gerber A, Kohaupt I, Lauterbach KW, et al. Quantification and classification of errors associated with hand-repackaging of medications in long-term care facilities in Germany. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2008;6(4):212-9. doi:10.1016/j.amjopharm.2008.10.005.