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MEDMARX Data Report: A Report on the Relationship of Drug Names and Medication Errors in Response to the Institute of Medicine's Call to Action (2003-2006 Findings and Trends 2002-2006).
Rockville, MD: United States Pharmacopeia; 2008.
This report provides an analysis of MEDMARX data from 870 hospitals on medication errors related to look-alike sound-alike drug names.
US Government Accountability Office. Washington, DC: US Government Accountability Office; 2004. Publication GAO-05-83.
The Government Accountability Office studied patient safety programs at four Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health facilities and recommends that the VA emphasize leadership action and open communication to support safety improvement.
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.