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Friedman AL, Geoghegan SR, Sowers NM, Kulkarni S, Formica RN Jr. Arch Surg. 2007;142:278-283.
This study examined the frequency of medication errors in patients attending an outpatient transplant surgery clinic. Patients in the study were at high risk, taking an average of 11 medications daily. The investigators identified 149 errors in 93 patients, associated with a high risk of clinical adverse events such as hospitalization or rejection of the transplanted organ. Root cause analysis of the errors determined that the health care system was the cause of approximately one-third of the errors, and patient error (failure of the patient to accurately use the prescribed medication) accounted for two-thirds. Errors were identified at every point of the process, from the transplant team to the pharmacy to the patient, and the authors developed a classification system for errors incorporating each of these aspects. A prior study and commentary also discussed the contribution of patient error to the persistent problem of outpatient medication errors.
Medmarx Data Report: A Chartbook of Medication Error Findings from the Perioperative Settings from 1998-2005.
Rockville, MD: United States Pharmacopeia; 2007.
This report shares findings from analysis of more than 11,000 perioperative medication errors reported through Medmarx and includes recommendations to avoid these types of errors.
Journal Article > Review
Nanji K. UpToDate. January 4, 2019.