Citations with the tag: MEDICATION errors
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- 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.
- 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.
- Latest sentinel event alert focuses on technology-related errors.
Carson, Culley C. // Hospital Peer Review; Feb2009, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p13
The article discusses the latest sentinel event alert, which focuses on technology-related errors.
- Drug errors common in hospitals.
Carson, Culley C. // 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.
- Could my doctor's handwriting hurt me?
Aschwanden, Christie; Baker, Mitzi; Guterman, Lila; Jegelian, Karin; Waters, Rob; Yang, Sarah // Health (Time Inc. Health); Apr99, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p27
Deals with the danger of drug errors. Causes of drug errors; Advices on preventing drug errors.
- 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.
- 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.
Barker, Kenneth N.; Flynn, Elizabeth A.; Pepper, Ginette A. // 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.
- Medication and medical errors: how BORN is handling complaints.
Crotty, Mary // Massachusetts Nurse Advocate; Apr2010, Vol. 81 Issue 3, p11
The article reports on how the Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN) handles medication and medical error complaints in Massachusetts.
- How to avoid taking wrong medicines.
Crotty, Mary // 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.
Crotty, Mary // 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.
- CT scan of pregnant woman after ID error.
Crotty, Mary // Healthcare Risk Management; Jan2010, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p4
The article offers information on the identification error occurred at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona, where a pregnant woman underwent a computer tomography (CT) scan.
- When drug names look or sound alike.
Crotty, Mary // Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter; Apr98, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p3
Looks at the look-alike and sound-alike prescription drugs that cause medication errors in the United States. Development of technology that will distinguish the similar sounding names.
- Drug-error prevention group named.
Crotty, Mary // AHA News; 8/14/95, Vol. 31 Issue 33, p5
Reports on the creation of the National Coordinating Council for Medication-Error Reporting and Prevention which was designed to use diverse expertise to study how medication errors occur and offer alternatives. Members of the group.
- Rate of medical mistakes prompts new safeguards.
Baldauf, Scott // Christian Science Monitor; 7/18/95, Vol. 87 Issue 162, p3
Focuses on the medical mistakes committed by the US hospitals which lead to fatal results. Doctors' concern over the health-care industry; Cases of wrong treatment and increasing error rates; Findings of a study conducted by the Harvard Medical School, Cambridge.
- How to survive a hospital stay.
Baldauf, Scott // Consumer Reports; Nov95, Vol. 60 Issue 11, p740
Offers advice for patients on reducing chances of medical errors during their stay in hospitals. Tips on protecting oneself during surgery; Watching drugs prescribed; Checking on tests.
- Pa. kicks off med-error reporting program.
Gannon, Kathi // Drug Topics; 10/20/2003, Vol. 147 Issue 20, pHSE14
Reports on the launch of a medical error reporting program in Pennsylvania. Date of implementation; Hospital participation; Reaction of hospitals to the proposal.
- JCAHO urges patients to 'speak up' to prevent drug errors.
Gannon, Kathi // Drug Topics; 2/7/2005, Vol. 149 Issue 3, p8
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- Medical misdiagnosis.
McPhee, Martha // Harper's Bazaar; Feb97, Issue 3423, p38
Relates the author's experience involving the wrong diagnosis of doctors regarding her boyfriend's condition. Examinations undergone by her boyfriend; Different opinion of doctors regarding the condition; Cost of the different examinations.
- Drug errors on increase.
McPhee, Martha // HealthFacts; Aug97, Vol. 22 Issue 8, p2
Reports on the rising incidence of drug prescription errors in the United States. Number of errors detected annual at teaching hospitals; Common causes of errors; Problems of consumers when taking prescription drugs.
- Vital Signs.
McPhee, Martha // RN; Mar2003, Vol. 66 Issue 3, p16
Presents a graph related to medical errors in the United States.
- Medication errors: Which causes are more often associated with nursing.
Wolfe, Suzanne // RN; Jul93, Vol. 56 Issue 7, p18
Lists medication errors associated with nursing. Lack of knowledge of proper administration routes; Administration of more than one dosage unit as a single adult dose; Unrecorded medication; More.
- Americans speak out on medical errors.
Ventura, Marissa J. // RN; Feb98, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p12
Reports on the views of Americans on medical errors according to a poll of adults. Information on the percentage of persons effected by these errors; Sponsors of the survey; Details on the type of mistakes made.
- Hospitals: A hazard to your health?
Ventura, Marissa J. // Trustee; May97, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p4
Reports that serious mistakes are being committed in the United States based on a study at an unnamed teaching hospital. Comparison with the result of a previous major study on medical errors conducted by Harvard University; Relation between hospital stays and serious slip-ups; Sources of most...
- MEDICAL ERRORS RING UP $19.5B IN COSTS.
Ventura, Marissa J. // Trustee; Oct2010, Vol. 63 Issue 9, p4
This article reports on a study commissioned by the Society of Actuaries and conducted by Milliman Inc. which revealed that avoidable medical errors cost the U.S. economy 19.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2008.
- Idaho newspaper fingers R.Ph.s for drug errors.
Ukens, Carol // Drug Topics; 6/12/95, Vol. 139 Issue 11, p36
Focuses on the list of medication errors which run in the `Idaho Statesman.' Information about the errors; Disciplinary action taken by the pharmacy board relating to medication error against Idaho pharmacist in 1995.
- Drug bloopers.
Conlan, Michael F. // Drug Topics; 7/24/95, Vol. 139 Issue 14, p16
Reports on media attention over medication errors. Comments of Michael Cohen of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices; Medication error deaths; Fourfold overdoses; Proposed solution; Complications from medications; Drug mix-ups; Change of drugs' confusing names.
- Medication error council formed by 14 health groups.
Conlan, Michael F. // Drug Topics; 8/7/95, Vol. 139 Issue 15, p24
Reports on the formation of the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting & Prevention by 14 health organizations.
- Hospital drug errors outpace those in retail.
Conlan, Michael F. // Drug Topics; 9/16/96, Vol. 140 Issue 18, p7
Reports on the finding that hospital registered pharmacists reported drug error rates at three times higher that their counterparts at the retail level in the United States according to a survey conducted by the Guild for Professional Pharmacists. Primary causes of medication errors in both...
- Error index.
Ukens, Carol // Drug Topics; 10/7/96, Vol. 140 Issue 19, p52
Features the new medication error index issued by the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention. Listing of the types of error and results; Factors leading to medication errors.
- Consumers echo R.Ph.s on causes of medical errors.
Vecchione, Anthony // Drug Topics; 11/3/97, Vol. 141 Issue 21, p53
Presents information a the results of a survey of consumers which revealed that carelessness and negligence combined with overworked and stressed-out healthy professionals are the leading causes of medical mistakes. Who conducted the survey; Examples of the types of medical mistakes commonly made.
- Medications errors: Lessons in law.
Fitzgerald, Walter L.; Wilson, Dennis B. // Drug Topics; 1/19/98, Vol. 142 Issue 2, p84
Examines efforts to control medication errors by persons in the pharmaceutical industry in the United States. Identity of some of the potential liabilities that could be the result of these errors; Details on the prevalence of medication errors; Proposal being considered by the Health Care...
- Mass. board targets Rx errors.
Fitzgerald, Walter L.; Wilson, Dennis B. // Drug Topics; 2/2/98, Vol. 142 Issue 3, p7
Reports on the plans of the Massachusetts pharmacy board, to launch a study of outpatient prescription (Rx) errors, resulting from concerns of rising complaints about medication errors. How the study will be conducted; Goal of the study.
Conlan, Michael F. // Drug Topics; 2/2/98, Vol. 142 Issue 3, p87
Focuses on the elimination of medical errors. What approach has been taken to eliminate medical errors; Comments from Diane Cousins, vice president of the United States Pharmacopeia's Practioner Reporting Programs.
- Massachusetts board set to study medication errors.
Ukens, Carol // Drug Topics; 2/16/98, Vol. 124 Issue 4, p41
Reports that the Massachusetts pharmacy board will launch a study on medication errors in the outpatient setting. What this project will entail; Comment from Chuck Young, acting executive director of the board; Why the board will undertake this study.
- Oregon pharmacy board first to mandate Rx accuracy labels.
Ukens, Carol // Drug Topics; 4/6/98, Vol. 142 Issue 7, p11
Reports that in an effort to eliminate medication errors, the state of Oregon has mandated that effective January 1, 2000, accuracy labels be attached to prescription vials. How this system will operate; Description of the proposed label; Pharmacies which this regulation is applicable to;...
- Med-error minder.
Epstein, Debbie // Drug Topics; 4/6/98, Vol. 142 Issue 7, p32
Presents information on medication errors in the United States, highlighting several steps which community pharmacists and hospitals can take to eliminate these occurrences. Statistical information on medication errors; Information from Michael R. Cohen, founder of the Institute for Safe...
- Prescription drug errors increasing.
Epstein, Debbie // Nutrition Health Review: The Consumer's Medical Journal; 1995, Issue 73, p10
Reports on the increased incidence of medication errors in the United States. Causes of medication errors; Importance of doctors' knowledge of medication that they prescribe; Information to be included on the medicine record.
- Preventing medication errors.
Smith, Jane // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management; Sep95, Vol. 44 Issue 7, p22
Presents tips to reduce and eliminate medication errors committed by nurses in the United States. Includes following the five rights in giving medications; Reading medication levels three times; Caution when responding in emergencies; Ensuring open communication among health team members.
- Managing medical mishaps.
Richards, Peter; Kennedy, I.M. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition); 8/3/96, Vol. 313 Issue 7052, p243
Reports on the management of medical errors in Great Britain. Need for greater openness and partnership between doctors, lawyers, judges and patients; Proposed systems for medical errors.
- Regulators, providers seek to reduce medication errors and adverse drug events.
Wechsler, Jill // Formulary; Dec96, Vol. 31 Issue 12, p1256
Focuses on a number of proposals aimed at reducing errors involving medications and devices. Requiring pharmaceutical companies to submit actual product packaging; Voluntary submission of proposed trade names to the Food and Drug Administration; Increasing postapproval reporting requirements.
- Hospital errors responsible for death, injury.
Japsen, Bruce // Modern Healthcare; 6/19/95, Vol. 25 Issue 25, p12
Reports that hospital errors cause the deaths and injuries of several hospitals in Florida and Illinois. University of Chicago Hospitals' evaluation of its medication procedures after the hospital admitted fault for the death of a man who was given an overdose of cancer drugs; Details of other...
- BIG BUSINESS BLUNDERS.
Grayson, Mary // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks; 5/05/96, Vol. 70 Issue 9, p7
Compares errors made by several big businesses with those committed by managed care companies. Introduction of the New Coke and Classic Coke softdrinks; M&M Co.'s advertising blunders; Managed care companies' decision to limit the time spent by mothers in hospitals after delivery.
Grayson, Mary // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks; 02/20/97, Vol. 71 Issue 4, p12
Focuses on a study published in the December 1996 issue of the `Annals of Internal Medicine,' concerning patient response to medical errors committed by physicians. Patients' expectation of physicians to own up to their mistakes; Percentage of patients who would want to report the doctor to...
- Quality watch.
Grayson, Mary // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks; 02/20/97, Vol. 71 Issue 4, p14
Cites two studies on the fatality and costliness of adverse drug reactions, conducted by the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Albany Medical Center in New York. Common causes of prescription errors; Average cost of adverse reactions to a single institution; Tips...
- Study finds high rate of medical errors.
Grayson, Mary // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks; 03/20/97, Vol. 71 Issue 6, p92
Presents the results of study on the number of patients at a major university hospital in the United States who experienced medical errors. Complications from the errors; Percentage sued for malpractice.
- Drug-error fatalities double since '80s.
Grayson, Mary // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks; 03/20/98, Vol. 72 Issue 6, p87
Presents information on research of deaths from prescription mistakes which has double between 1983 and 1993. Statistical information on the overall death rate; What accounted for the most deaths; Information on the American Hospital Association, which states that the death rate is related to...
- Congress takes another shot at fort reform.
Grayson, Mary // Medical Economics; 9/19/2003, Vol. 80 Issue 18, p12
Report on a legislation that seeks to promote early disclosure of health care errors and compensation to injured patients in the U.S. Provisions of the legislation.
- Medication errors.
Grayson, Mary // Patient Care; 4/30/1997, Vol. 31 Issue 8, p30
Focuses on the sources and reasons for committing medication errors. Lack of knowledge about the prescribed medication; Failure to stick to long-established rules for prescribing; Mental slips and lapses of memory; Importance of patient education and regular review of the drugs. INSET: Adding...