Prescribing medication errors in hospitalised patients: a prospective study.

  title={Prescribing medication errors in hospitalised patients: a prospective study.},
  author={Vesna Ba{\vc}i{\'c} Vrca and Mira Be{\'c}irevi{\'c}-La{\'c}an and Velimir Bo{\vz}ikov and Mladen Biru{\vs}},
  journal={Acta pharmaceutica},
  volume={55 2},
The aims of this prospective study were to determine the incidence and types of prescribing medication errors and ways to prevent them from reaching patients. Data were collected from 4951 prescriptions over a 25 week period in 2002. Medication errors were classified as: incorrect dose, incorrect dose interval, duplication of therapy and drug interactions. The medical record analysis was used to compare prescribing with Croatian literature drug data and AHFS first Web version 2 (American… CONTINUE READING
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