Medication error reporting in nursing homes: identifying targets for patient safety improvement.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
- Health Care Providers
- Facility and Group Administrators
- Risk Managers
- Quality and Safety Professionals
North Carolina law requires all nursing homes to report medication errors, as discussed in a prior article. Analysis of medication error reports submitted to this Web-based error reporting system revealed that most of the serious errors occurred during evening shifts and involved drugs given to the wrong patient.