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Journal Article

Why nurses make medication errors: a simulation study.

Kazaoka T, Ohtsuka K, Ueno K, et al. Nurse education today. 2007;27:312-7.

The investigators used a simulated scenario to analyze communication problems among nursing teams that led to medication errors. They discuss the differences between student and nurse groups, concluding that as service years increase, nurses are less likely to explain and confirm medication requests.