Medication errors: what they are, how they happen, and how to avoid them.

@article{Aronson2009MedicationEW,
  title={Medication errors: what they are, how they happen, and how to avoid them.},
  author={Jeffrey K Aronson},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  year={2009},
  volume={102 8},
  pages={
          513-21
        }
}
A medication error is a failure in the treatment process that leads to, or has the potential to lead to, harm to the patient. Medication errors can occur in deciding which medicine and dosage regimen to use (prescribing faults--irrational, inappropriate, and ineffective prescribing, underprescribing, overprescribing); writing the prescription (prescription errors); manufacturing the formulation (wrong strength, contaminants or adulterants, wrong or misleading packaging); dispensing the… CONTINUE READING

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