MedMARx

MedMARx

A voluntary program, operating under the aegis of the US Pharmacopeia, which reports medication errors in US hospitals.
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Most of the detected MEs were related to prescribing error (improper dosing [8%], inappropriate frequency [3%], dosage strength [3%], and inappropriate abbreviation used 20%), while in Pharmacopeia MEDMARX database, the prescribing error rate was reported to be around 8% in an outpatient pediatric clinics due to illegible handwriting, improper dose, and confused drug name.
A summary of NICU fat emulsion medication errors and nursing services: data from MEDMARX.
Of the 176,409 medication errors in the MEDMARX database, approximately 25 percent involved some aspect computer technology as a cause.
Medication errors declared by students were grouped by MEDMARX category which is an error reporting system administered by US Pharmacopeia Hospitals.
Harmful medication errors in children: A 5-year analysis of data from the USP's MEDMARX program.
MEDMARX (US Pharmacopeia) found 105,603 medication errors in a single year.
MedMarx data from 2003 to 2006 showed almost 50% of medication errors involved distractions (Hicks, Becker, & Cousins, 2008).
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.