These studies analyzed IV-PCA medication errors that were submitted to the MEDMARX
database, and the nature, magnitude, and reporting compliance of device-related events for IV-PCA in the US Food and Drug Administration Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database.
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
. Adv Neonatal Care 2007; 7: 299-308.
Mediation errors in the PACU: A secondary analysis of 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.
New legislation provides legal protections to hospitals and health care providers who voluntarily report medication errors to MedMARX
, the U.S.
New legislation would provide legal protections to hospitals and health care providers who voluntarily report medication errors to MedMARX
, the U.S.
A summary of NICU fat emulsion medication errors and nursing services data from MedMARX
. Advances in Neonatal Care 2007; 7(6):299-308.
Harmful medication errors in children: A 5-year analysis of data from the USP's MEDMARX
Medical errors in the OR--A secondary analysis of Medmarx
. AORN Journal, 77:122, 125-129, 132-134.
data from 2003 to 2006 showed almost 50% of medication errors involved distractions (Hicks, Becker, & Cousins, 2008).