Frequency, type and clinical importance of medication history errors at admission to hospital: a systematic review
- Medication errors common at time of hospital admission. // Pharmaceutical Representative;May2005, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p11
Reports on a research on medication errors in the United States published in the "Archives of Internal Medicine". Identification of unintended discrepancies between physicians' admission medication orders and a comprehensive medication use history; Criticism of processes for recording medication...
- Drug-related admissions and hospital-acquired adverse drug events in Germany: a longitudinal analysis from 2003 to 2007 of ICD-10-coded routine data. Stausberg, Jürgen; Hasford, Joerg // BMC Health Services Research;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p134
Background: Adverse reactions and medication errors are complications of drug use. Spontaneous reporting systems and pharmacoepidemiological studies incompletely detect the occurrence of these events in daily hospital care. In this study, the frequency and type of drug-related admissions and...
- The Incidence of Prescribing Errors in Hospital Inpatients: An Overview of the Research Methods. Franklin, Bryony Dean; Vincent, Charles; Schachter, Mike; Barber, Nick // Drug Safety;2005, Vol. 28 Issue 10, p891
Many different methods have been used to study the incidence of prescribing errors in hospital inpatients. The objectives of this review were to outline the methods used, highlight their strengths and limitations, and summarise the incidence of prescribing errors reported. Methods used may be...
- Medication report reduces number of medication errors when elderly patients are discharged from hospital. Lydia Holmdahl; Tommy Eriksson; Anna Bergkvist; Bengt Ljungberg; HÃ¥kan Widner; Christina Nerbrand; Peter HÃ¶glund // Pharmacy World & Science;Jan2008, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p92
AbstractÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Objective To investigate whether a Medication Report can reduce the number of medication errors when elderly patients are discharged from hospital. Method We conducted a prospective intervention with retrospective controls on patients at three departments at Lund...
- Medication reconciliation at hospital admission and discharge: insufficient knowledge, unclear task reallocation and lack of collaboration as major barriers to medication safety. van Sluisveld, Nelleke; Zegers, Marieke; Natsch, Stephanie; Wollersheim, Hub // BMC Health Services Research;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p170
Background: Medication errors are a leading cause of patient harm. Many of these errors result from an incomplete overview of medication either at a patient's referral to or at discharge from the hospital. One solution is medication reconciliation, a formal process in which health care...
- STUDY AND EVALUATION OF MEDICATION ERRORS IN A TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITAL - A BASELINE STUDY. KARNA, KHAVANE; SHARMA, SANJAY; INAMDAR, SHIVKUMAR; BHANDARI, ANIL // International Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences;Dec2012 Supplement 5, Vol. 4, p587
Medication error can increase the cost, prolong hospital stay and increase the risk of death almost two fold. Several studies have already demonstrated that pharmacist can play major role in detection and prevention of medication errors. Present study was aimed to detect and evaluate the...
- Improving drug compliance after hospital discharge. MacDonald, Elspeth T.; MacDonald, J.B.; Phoenix, Margaret // British Medical Journal;9/3/1977, Vol. 2 Issue 6087, p618
Evaluates the effect of counselling on drug compliance after hospital discharge. Assessment on 165 elderly patients; Effectivity of the counselling; Implication of the effectiveness of the counselling strategy on drug compliance after hospital discharge.
- Capsule Commentary on Scales et al., Unintentional Continuation of Medications Intended for Acute Illness After Hospital Discharge: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Herzig, Shoshana; Herzig, Shoshana J // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Feb2016, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p224
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Unintentional Continuation of Medications Intended for Acute Illness After Hospital Discharge: A Population-Based Cohort Study" by Damon C. Scales, Hadas D. Fischer, Ping Li, and colleagues, published in the same issue.
- THE BAG SYSTEM THAT MAKES 'COMPLETE SENSE' // Nursing Standard;8/1/2012, Vol. 26 Issue 48, p19
The article reports on a patient kit which has been developed by nurses at community hospitals in Surrey, England and includes medication information on patients who are admitted or leave the hospitals which can be used to prevent medication errors.