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Survey of the national drug shortage effect on anesthesia and patient safety: a patient perspective.
Hsia IK, Dexter F, Logvinov I, Tankosic N, Ramakrishna H, Brull SJ. Anesth Analg. 2015;121:502-506.
Journal Article > Commentary
De Oliveira GS Jr, Theilken LS, McCarthy RJ. Anesth Analg. 2011;113:1429-1435.
Several commonly used anesthesia medications are among the 140 medications currently considered to be in short supply. Data from MEDMARX reveals that shortages have been implicated in many cases of prescribing errors, often when one concentration of medication was substituted for the unavailable formulation.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. July 29, 2010;15:1-4.
This article discusses medication shortages and how they exacerbate medication error and treatment delay. The piece includes a link to a brief survey on this topic.