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Using failure mode and effects analysis to increase patient safety in cancer chemotherapy.

Weber L, Schulze I, Jaehde U. Using failure mode and effects analysis to increase patient safety in cancer chemotherapy. Res Social Adm Pharm. Epub 2021 Nov 29. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2021.11.009

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December 22, 2021
Weber L, Schulze I, Jaehde U. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2021;Epub Nov 18.

Chemotherapy administration errors can result in serious patient harm. Using failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), researchers identified potential failures related to the medication process for intravenous chemotherapy. Common failures included incorrect patient information, non-standardized chemotherapy protocols, and problems related to supportive therapy.

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Weber L, Schulze I, Jaehde U. Using failure mode and effects analysis to increase patient safety in cancer chemotherapy. Res Social Adm Pharm. Epub 2021 Nov 29. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2021.11.009