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What causes medication administration errors in a mental health hospital? A qualitative study with nursing staff.
Keers RN, Plácido M, Bennett K, Clayton K, Brown P, Ashcroft DM. PLoS One. 2018;13:e0206233.
This interview study used a human factors method, the critical incident technique, to identify underlying factors in medication administration errors in a mental health inpatient facility. The team identified multiple interconnected vulnerabilities, including inadequate staffing, interruptions, and communication challenges. The findings underscore the persistence of widely documented medication safety administration concerns.