• Study
  • Published March 2017

The proportion of errors in medical prescriptions and their executions among hospitalized children before and during accreditation.

Research has shown that Joint Commission accreditation is associated with higher quality care. In this retrospective study, investigators compared prescribing errors and medication administration errors among pediatric ward patients and pediatric emergency department patients before and during implementation of the Joint Commission International accreditation program. Although they found a significant reduction in prescribing errors, medication administration errors did not decrease.

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