Selected medication-error data from USP's MEDMARX program for 2002.

  title={Selected medication-error data from USP's MEDMARX program for 2002.},
  author={Rodney W. Hicks and Diane D Cousins and Roger L Williams},
  journal={American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists},
  volume={61 10},
PURPOSE Records from USP's MEDMARX database of medication errors for 2002 were studied. METHODS Records of medication errors submitted to MEDMARX by participating health care institutions during 2002 were analyzed for error category index (whether a medication error actually occurred, whether it reached the patient, and, if so, the effect), node (the point in the medication-use process where the error occurred), type of error, cause, contributing factors, and drug products involved. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING