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Detection of potential look-alike/sound-alike medication errors using Veterans Affairs administrative databases.
Zacher JM, Cunningham FE, Zhao X, et al. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2018;75:1460-1466.
Look-alike and sound-alike medications are known to increase the risk of adverse drug events. Using Veterans Affairs administrative data on prescriptions filled for look-alike and sound-alike medications, researchers found that the potential for medication errors was high, but the actual error rate based on chart review was low.