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Journal Article > Commentary
Liu J, Kaye KS, Mercuro NJ, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019;40:206-207.
Never events are devastating to patients and indicate serious underlying organizational safety problems. This commentary suggests that there are types of inappropriate antibiotic use behaviors that should be categorized as never events, such as use of an antibiotic longer than is required. The authors believe that labeling these incidents as never events will drive development and application of prevention strategies.
Journal Article > Study
Antiretroviral medication prescribing errors are common with hospitalization of HIV-infected patients.
Commers T, Swindells S, Sayles H, Gross AE, Devetten M, Sandkovsky U. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2014;69:262-267.
Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection require increasingly complex drug regimens for treatment. This study found that more than one-third of patients with HIV who were admitted to the hospital experienced a medication error, most often omission of an antiretroviral medication. More than half of these errors were never corrected during the hospitalization.