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Toward understanding errors in inpatient psychiatry: a qualitative inquiry.

Cullen SW, Nath SB, Marcus SC. Toward understanding errors in inpatient psychiatry: a qualitative inquiry. Psychiatr Q. 2010;81(3):197-205. doi:10.1007/s11126-010-9129-z.

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April 14, 2010
Cullen SW, Nath SB, Marcus SC. Psychiatr Q. 2010;81:197-205.

The authors used focus groups and interviews to develop a taxonomy of errors in inpatient psychiatry and explore underlying systems causes of the errors. Medication errors, diagnostic errors, and failure to prevent patient harm (such as suicide attempts) were among the common types of errors identified.

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Cullen SW, Nath SB, Marcus SC. Toward understanding errors in inpatient psychiatry: a qualitative inquiry. Psychiatr Q. 2010;81(3):197-205. doi:10.1007/s11126-010-9129-z.