MedMARx

MedMARx

A voluntary program, operating under the aegis of the US Pharmacopeia, which reports medication errors in US hospitals.
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Of the 176,409 medication errors in the MEDMARX database, approximately 25 percent involved some aspect computer technology as a cause.
Harmful medication errors in children: A 5-year analysis of data from the USP's MEDMARX program.
Harmful medication errors in children: A five-year analysis of data from the USP's Medmarx program.
The first set consisted of reporting-system measures for which aggregated data are regularly summarized by other organizations, including Joint Commission Sentinel Events, MEDMARX reports of adverse drug events, and MDS measures of falls and pressure ulcer prevalence in nursing homes.
The researchers analyzed warfarin medication errors reported by hospitals and clinics participating in the MEDMARX voluntary medication errors reporting system.
Pharmacopeia's 8th annual MEDMARX report, which is based on a review of more than 26,000 records submitted to the MEDMARX database from 2003 to 2006.
The report is front the USPs Medmarx program, a voluntary system for reporting and collating adverse drug events and medication errors in hospitals and health care systems
Such errors are on the rise and, according to the MEDMARX voluntary medication error tracking system, there were close to 200,000 medication errors reported in 2002.
MEDMARX is an anonymous, Internet-based program used by hospitals and other healthcare organizations to report, track and analyze medication errors.
Though the number of facilities participating in MEDMARX rose by 31 percent from 2001, the number of reported errors--192,477 in 2002--jumped 82 percent; a smaller percentage of errors in 2002, however, resulted in harm.
Pharmacopeia, the official public standards-setting authority for all prescription and over-the-counter medicines sold in the United States, has selected Quantros as its partner to manage and expand the footprint of its MEDMARX solution.