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Journal Article > Study
Learning from error: identifying contributory causes of medication errors in an Australian hospital.
Nichols P, Copeland T-S, Craib IA, Hopkins P, Bruce DG. Med J Aust. 2008;188:276-279.
Interviews with clinicians who committed medication errors helped to identify contributing factors, which included understaffing and lack of access to prescribing information at the point of care.
Cases & Commentaries
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Robert L. Wears, MD, MS; September 2004
A nurse notices that an IV medication she is about to administer is possibly mislabeled, as it looks like a different drug. However, she is interrupted before she can call the pharmacy and winds up hanging the bag anyway.