How are medication errors defined? A systematic literature review of definitions and characteristics.

@article{Lisby2010HowAM,
  title={How are medication errors defined? A systematic literature review of definitions and characteristics.},
  author={Marianne Lisby and Lars Peter Nielsen and Barbara L. Brock and Jan Mainz},
  journal={International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={507-18}
}
OBJECTIVE Multiplicity in terminology has been suggested as a possible explanation for the variation in the prevalence of medication errors. So far, few empirical studies have challenged this assertion. The objective of this review was, therefore, to describe the extent and characteristics of medication error definitions in hospitals and to consider the consequences for measuring the prevalence of medication errors. DATA SOURCES AND STUDY SELECTION and data extraction Studies were searched… CONTINUE READING
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