Medication errors outside healthcare facilities: a national poison centre perspective.

@article{Lavon2014MedicationEO,
  title={Medication errors outside healthcare facilities: a national poison centre perspective.},
  author={Ophir Lavon and Adi Ben-Zeev and Yedidia Bentur},
  journal={Basic & clinical pharmacology & toxicology},
  year={2014},
  volume={114 3},
  pages={
          288-92
        }
}
Medication errors (ME) are a major concern to healthcare systems. Most studies evaluated ME occurring in healthcare facilities; only few focused on ME outside them. The objective was to characterise ME occurring outside healthcare facilities. A prospective observational follow-up study evaluating all ME occurring outside healthcare facilities reported to a national poison information centre during a 5-month period. For each ME case, a detailed questionnaire was filled and a follow-up call was… CONTINUE READING
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