Prescribing errors on admission to hospital and their potential impact: a mixed-methods study.

@article{Basey2014PrescribingEO,
  title={Prescribing errors on admission to hospital and their potential impact: a mixed-methods study.},
  author={Avril Janette Basey and Janet Krska and Thomas Duncan Kennedy and Adam J Mackridge},
  journal={BMJ quality & safety},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={17-25}
}
BACKGROUND Medication errors are an important cause of morbidity and mortality and adversely affect clinical outcomes. Prescribing errors constitute one type of medication error and occur particularly on admission to hospital; little is known about how they arise. AIM This study investigated how doctors obtain the information necessary to prescribe on… CONTINUE READING