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Understanding the attitudes of hospital pharmacists to reporting medication incidents: a qualitative study.

Williams SD, Phipps DL, Ashcroft DM. Understanding the attitudes of hospital pharmacists to reporting medication incidents: a qualitative study. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2013;9(1):80-9. doi:10.1016/j.sapharm.2012.02.002.

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January 16, 2013
Williams SD, Phipps DL, Ashcroft DM. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2013;9(1):80-9.

This qualitative study identified a culture of low expectations among hospital pharmacists with regard to voluntary error reporting systems. Pharmacists admitted that systems were underused but ascribed this to the high prevalence of medication errors and the low likelihood of receiving feedback after reporting an error.

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Williams SD, Phipps DL, Ashcroft DM. Understanding the attitudes of hospital pharmacists to reporting medication incidents: a qualitative study. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2013;9(1):80-9. doi:10.1016/j.sapharm.2012.02.002.