The cost of medical mishaps
- Drug errors common in hospitals. // Drug Topics;9/16/2002, Vol. 146 Issue 18, p8
Reports on a study showing the prevalence of medication errors in hospitals and other health facilities in the United States. Most frequent errors committed; Assessment of drugs dispensed in hospitals and nursing centers.
- More hospitals report medication errors,but USP finds few changes. Young, Donna // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;7/1/2002, Vol. 59 Issue 13, p1233
Relates the causes of medication errors reported by health systems in 1999 and 2000, according to a report by the United States Pharmacopeia. Omission errors; Incorrect doses; Administration of the wrong drug products.
- Observation method of detecting medication errors. Barker, Kenneth N.; Flynn, Elizabeth A.; Pepper, Ginette A. // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;12/1/2002, Vol. 59 Issue 23, p2314
Discusses various aspects of the observation method in detecting medication errors. History; Advantages; Comparison with other methods; Modification of the observation method.
- A Worthwhile Accompaniment. // People's Medical Society Newsletter;Oct99, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p5
Reports that Harvard University researchers have discovered a simple, cost-effective way to reduce hospital medication errors.
- How to avoid taking wrong medicines. // Westchester County Business Journal;11/25/2002, Vol. 41 Issue 47, p20
Discusses strategies for patients to prevent taking wrong medication. Questions to ask to ensure the right drugs are taken; Vigilance in the process of ordering, transcribing and dispensing drugs.
- Medi-Dose/EPS partners with Emily Jerry Foundation for pediatric safety initiative. // DVM: The Newsmagazine of Veterinary Medicine;Apr2013, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p74
The article reports that Medi-Dose/EPS is working with the Emily Jerry Foundation for pediatric patients safety initiative.
- Study finds growing risk from drug errors. // Healthcare Risk Management;Nov2007, Vol. 29 Issue 11, p126
The article reports on the increase in reported drug errors, according to research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina which is based on data in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Adverse Event Reporting System.
- Latest sentinel event alert focuses on technology-related errors. // Hospital Peer Review;Feb2009, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p13
The article discusses the latest sentinel event alert, which focuses on technology-related errors.
- Medical errors: Not just an anonymous threat. Carson, Culley C. // Contemporary Urology;Jun2000, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p11
Editorial. Uncovers medical errors and prescription mistakes committed by health care providers. Illustrative example; Role of time constraints in medical errors; Use of electronic prescriptions.
- FIve 'rights' equal 0 errors. Sullivan, Gayle Hacker; Lippman, Helen // RN;Jun91, Vol. 54 Issue 6, p65
Discusses the prevention of actual medication errors through basic medication administration. Factors to consider in clarifying a medication order from a physician; Assessment of the order; Evaluation of medication dosage and medical equipment.