Journal Article

Repeat medication errors in nursing homes: contributing factors and their association with patient harm.

Crespin DJ, Modi A, Wei D, et al. The American journal of geriatric pharmacotherapy. 2010;8:258-70.

This study found that 37% of medication errors were repeated one or more times in nursing home settings, with wrong dosage and wrong administration as the most frequent causes. While the absolute harm rates were small, repeat errors were twice as likely to be harmful to patients compared to non-repeated ones.