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Interesting Hopkins Study on Tracking Medication Error Reports

12:59 EDT 23 Aug 2006 | The Healthcare IT Guy

I ran across an interesting press release from earlier this year reporting that “Physicians, nurses, pharmacists equally prone to fault” for medication errors. The general findings in the article are pretty obvious but they have broken out the information in some useful ways. Here are some highlights from the article: “One of the more interesting findings was that drug-administering errors, such as giving the patient the wrong drug or the wrong dose or at the wrong time, were quite common,” Lehmann says.

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