• Study
  • Published May 2017

A prospective risk assessment of informal carers' medication administration errors within the domiciliary setting.

Informal caregivers can make errors in administering medications to patients in home settings. This human factors analysis identified multiple vulnerabilities, including incorrect dosing, storage, timing, and failure to discontinue medications as instructed. The authors note an overall lack of support and communication for caregiver-administered medications in home and community settings.

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