In total, 663 medication errors
were detected among 227 patient files studied over 16 weeks, with one or more errors in 177 (78%) patients and no errors in 50 (22%) patients.
are a growing concern in healthcare environments.
are an important cause of iatrogenic morbidity, mortality and additional health costs in hospitalised patients.
Nurses have a very significant responsibility in preventing medication errors
from happening since they play the main role in drug administration .
HEALTH CARE PAYMENT reforms, higher inpatient acuity, and increasingly complex technology are driving payer and regulator demands for reduced hospital-based medication errors
and improved patient safety.
Members of the medical profession particularly the senior physicians should mentor them and utilize their expertise in ensuring safe medications which will reduce the chances of medication errors
to a great extent and thus ensure patient safety.
Kazemi, Fors, Tofighi, Tessma and Ellenius (2010) found that when providers used CPOE, 80% of medication errors
were instantly detected and accurately corrected in the order entry phase before the order was transmitted to nursing.
and adverse drug events have been one of the major contributors to hospital readmissions globally.
continue to plague the healthcare industry.
Conclusions: The results of this study support that medication errors
are a universal problem.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A recent study, published in the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, involving Aston University (UK), South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT) and the University of East Anglia (UK) found medication errors
were common on admission to mental health services.