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What is the measure of a safe hospital? Medication errors missed by risk management, clinical staff, and surveyors.

Grasso BC, Rothschild JM, Jordan CW, et al. Journal of psychiatric practice. 2005;11:268-73.

The authors assess the validity of licensing and accreditation surveys of medication error rates by comparing results to that of an external audit. Independent review teams found a higher rate of error.