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Clarification of terminology in medication errors: definitions and classification.

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We have previously described and analysed some terms that are used in drug safety and have proposed definitions. Here we discuss and define terms that are used in the field of medication errors, particularly terms that are sometimes misunderstood or misused. We also discuss the classification of medication errors. A medication error is a failure in the treatment process that leads to, or has the potential to lead to, harm to the patient. Errors can be classified according to whether they are ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-Seniors
Journal:
Drug safety
Volume:
29
Issue:
11
Pages:
1011-1022
Publication date:
2006
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ISSN:
0114-5916
URN:
uuid:4ca3201b-603b-4f12-91d8-647cf36d011c
Source identifiers:
117020
Local pid:
pubs:117020

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