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Journal Article > Commentary
Kovner C, Menezes J, Goldberg JD. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2005;31:379-385.
In this AHRQ-funded study, the investigators reviewed the medication management process for home care and developed several recommendations to improve safety.
Journal Article > Study
Oliver DP, Demiris G, Wittenberg-Lyles E, Gage A, Dewsnap-Dreisinger ML, Luetkemeyer J. J Palliat Med. 2013;16:1561-1567.
The number of patients receiving home hospice services is growing, and this descriptive study found that medication errors and falls appear to be among the prominent patient safety concerns in such patients.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 27, 2014;19:1-4.
Summarizing results from a Canadian study to determine factors associated with fatal medication errors in the home, this newsletter article describes how patients and nonprofessional caregivers lacked understanding about their medication, such as potential adverse effects and signs of toxicity, which increased risk of harm.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. November 20, 2014;19:1-3.
Reviewing an incident involving a patient who reported an error with home infusion of chemotherapy which was later determined to be a false alarm, this newsletter article outlines actions that could have been taken to prevent wasted resources and anxiety for the patient and health care providers.