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Prioritizing medication safety in care of people with cancer: clinicians' views on main problems and solutions.
Car LT, Papachristou N, Urch C, et al. J Glob Health. 2017;7:011001.
Patients with cancer are at increased risk of medication errors in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. In this study, investigators solicited input from cancer care clinicians regarding their perception of causes and potential solutions for medication errors. Clinicians identified limited health literacy and inadequate information sharing among clinicians as barriers to providing safe care and they suggested increased patient engagement as one potential approach to improving safety.
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Identifying systems failures in the pathway to a catastrophic event: an analysis of national incident report data relating to vinca alkaloids.
Franklin BD, Panesar SS, Vincent C, Donaldson LJ. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23:765-772.
Although there have been no reported accidental spinal injection of a vinca alkaloid in the United Kingdom since 2001, this study looked at upstream safety issues that could cause this fatal complication. The method used in this study provides a model for evaluating the resilience of safety practices, even in the absence of actual harmful events.
National Patient Safety Agency. London, UK: National Reporting and Learning Service; 2009.
This report from the United Kingdom is intended to guide Primary Care Trusts in implementing never events policies for 2009-2010.
Gould M. Health Service Journal. September 15, 2008:22-24.
This article describes the state of general practitioner incident reporting in the United Kingdom.
External Inquiry into the adverse incident that occurred at Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, 4th January 2001.
Toft B. London, England: Department of Health; 2001.
This UK Department of Health report details a series of errors that led to the death of a young man due to wrong route administration of the chemotherapy drug vincristine. The fatality occurred as a result of a socio-technical systems failure at the hospital where he received the injection. The report makes 48 recommendations to help minimize the likelihood of this mistake.