Journal Article

Underlying risk factors for prescribing errors in long-term aged care: a qualitative study.

Tariq A; Georgiou A; Raban M; Baysari MT; Westbrook J.

This qualitative study of medication prescribing practices at long-term care facilities uncovered multiple safety hazards, including inadequate handoffs, insufficient information flow, and lack of a robust safety culture. The results suggest that both systems approaches and team training are needed to improve medication safety in long-term care facilities.