Medication errors: definitions and classification.

@article{Aronson2009MedicationED,
  title={Medication errors: definitions and classification.},
  author={Jeffrey K Aronson},
  journal={British journal of clinical pharmacology},
  year={2009},
  volume={67 6},
  pages={
          599-604
        }
}
1. To understand medication errors and to identify preventive strategies, we need to classify them and define the terms that describe them. 2. The four main approaches to defining technical terms consider etymology, usage, previous definitions, and the Ramsey-Lewis method (based on an understanding of theory and practice). 3. A medication error is 'a failure in the treatment process that leads to, or has the potential to lead to, harm to the patient'. 4. Prescribing faults, a subset of… CONTINUE READING
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