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The Incidence and Severity of Adverse Events Affecting Patients after Discharge from the Hospital
Context Research on patient safety has focused on adverse events in hospitalized patients. Adverse events following hospitalization have received little attention. Contribution Among 400 consecutiveExpand
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Adverse drug events and medication errors: detection and classification methods
Investigating the incidence, type, and preventability of adverse drug events (ADEs) and medication errors is crucial to improving the quality of health care delivery. ADEs, potential ADEs, andExpand
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Claims, errors, and compensation payments in medical malpractice litigation.
BACKGROUND In the current debate over tort reform, critics of the medical malpractice system charge that frivolous litigation--claims that lack evidence of injury, substandard care, or both--isExpand
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Review Paper: Medication-related Clinical Decision Support in Computerized Provider Order Entry Systems: A Review
We outline the challenges associated with both basic and advanced decision support and discuss how those challenges might be addressed. Expand
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Classifying and Predicting Errors of Inpatient Medication Reconciliation
BackgroundFailure to reconcile medications across transitions in care is an important source of potential harm to patients. Little is known about the predictors of unintentional medicationExpand
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Effect of Bar-code Technology on the Safety of Medication Administration
ABSTRACT Hospital patients are at risk of serious medication errors that may result in patient harm. Such errors commonly occur during the ordering of medication, drug administration, or theExpand
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Practice-linked online personal health records for type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled trial.
BACKGROUND Web-based personal health records (PHRs) have been advocated as a means to improve type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) care. However, few Web-based systems are linked directly to the electronicExpand
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Adverse drug events in ambulatory care.
BACKGROUND Adverse events related to drugs occur frequently among inpatients, and many of these events are preventable. However, few data are available on adverse drug events among outpatients. WeExpand
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Missed and Delayed Diagnoses in the Ambulatory Setting: A Study of Closed Malpractice Claims
Context Efforts to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety have not generally addressed errors in diagnosis. As with treatment, diagnosis involves complex, fragmented processes within healthExpand
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Effect of bar-code technology on the safety of medication administration.
BACKGROUND Serious medication errors are common in hospitals and often occur during order transcription or administration of medication. To help prevent such errors, technology has been developed toExpand
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