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Wrong drug and wrong dose dispensing errors identified in pharmacist professional liability claims.

Reiner G, Pierce SL, Flynn J. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2020;60(5):e50-e56.

Despite prevention efforts, medication administration errors continue to pose threats to patient safety. This study used malpractice claims data to explore trends in wrong drug and wrong dose dispensing errors. Between 2013 and 2018, the percentage of claims associated with both wrong drug and wrong dose dispensing errors decreased, but these errors were still involved in a considerable percentage of cases (36.8% and 15.3% of cases, respectively).