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Types, prevalence, and potential clinical significance of medication administration errors in assisted living.
Young HM, Gray SL, McCormick WC, et al. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 56:1199-1205.
This study discovered that the wrong time of administration was the most common cause of medication errors in the assisted living setting. However, given that most medications administered in this setting were deemed low risk, the errors were likely of little clinical significance.
Rau J. Washington Post. April 29, 2016.
Transitions in care between inpatient and outpatient settings are an increasing concern for patient safety. Reporting on a fatal medication error that was missed by a patient's pharmacist and home health nurses, this newspaper article discusses various risks associated with hospital-to-home transitions such as insufficient case management and communication.