• Study
  • Published June 2017

Non–health care facility cardiovascular medication errors in the United States.

Medication errors are common in outpatient settings. This retrospective review of data from the National Poison Data System reveals that rates of medication errors involving cardiovascular drugs are rising. Consistent with prior studies of outpatient adverse drug events, older individuals had the highest rate of medication errors. These results underscore the ongoing challenge of achieving safe outpatient medication use.

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