Medication-related patient safety incidents in critical care: a review of reports to the UK National Patient Safety Agency.

@article{Thomas2008MedicationrelatedPS,
  title={Medication-related patient safety incidents in critical care: a review of reports to the UK National Patient Safety Agency.},
  author={Antony N. Thomas and Umakanth Panchagnula},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 7},
  pages={
          726-33
        }
}
We reviewed all patient safety incidents reported to the UK National Patient Safety Agency between 1st August 2006 and 28th February 2007 from intensive care or high dependency units. Incidents involving medications were then categorised. 12 084 incidents were submitted from 151 organisations (median 40, range 1-634/organisation). 2428 incidents were associated with medication use involving 355 different drugs, most commonly morphine (207 incidents), gentamicin (190 incidents) and noradrenaline… CONTINUE READING
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