Administering non-restricted medications in hospital: the implications and cost of using two nurses.

@article{Kruse1992AdministeringNM,
  title={Administering non-restricted medications in hospital: the implications and cost of using two nurses.},
  author={Hans Kruse and Ann W Johnson and Dianne O'Connell and Tracy Clarke},
  journal={Australian clinical review},
  year={1992},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={77-83}
}
In an effort to improve patient safety, some hospitals require that two nurses rather than one administer all medications. Such a policy has not been subjected to an economic evaluation. The authors conducted a cross-over study comparing error rates when medication was administered by two nurses as against a single nurse. During a 46 week study period, 319… CONTINUE READING