TITLE

Fragmented Care Heightens Error Risk for Surgical Patients

AUTHOR(S)
Kreimer, Susan
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jun2007, Vol. 81 Issue 6, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reveals the contents of the Medmarx Data Report regarding the risk for medication errors facing patients in perioperative setting. Of the 11,000-plus medication errors examined, 5 percent resulted in harm to children, adults and geriatric patients. In children alone, the rate was 12 percent. Perioperative clinicians need to work more closely with facility pharmacists to improve medication administration, says Mary Jo Steiert of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.
ACCESSION #
25539841

 

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