Prevalence of medication administration errors in two medical units with automated prescription and dispensing

@article{RodriguezGonzalez2012PrevalenceOM,
  title={Prevalence of medication administration errors in two medical units with automated prescription and dispensing},
  author={Carmen Guadalupe Rodriguez-Gonzalez and Ana Herranz-Alonso and Maria Luisa Martin-Barbero and Esther Duran-Garcia and Maria Isabel Durango-Limarquez and Paloma Hern{\'a}ndez-Sampelayo and Mar{\'i}a Sanjurjo-S{\'a}ez},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={72-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify the frequency of medication administration errors and their potential risk factors in units using a computerized prescription order entry program and profiled automated dispensing cabinets. DESIGN Prospective observational study conducted within two clinical units of the Gastroenterology Department in a 1537-bed tertiary teaching hospital in Madrid (Spain). MEASUREMENTS Medication errors were measured using the disguised observation technique. Types of medication… CONTINUE READING
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