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Reasons for drug administration problems and perceived needs for assistance of patients, family caregivers, and nurses: a qualitative study.

Lampert A, Haefeli WE, Seidling HM. J Patient Saf. 2020;16.

Through focus groups with patients, family caregivers and nurses, this study explored experiences with medication administration and perceived needs for assistance. Patients and caregivers were generally unaware of errors and primarily attributed administration problems to dosage form (eg, lack of confidence in using syringes). Participants identified lack of training or education about proper administration as contributing to administration errors.