How are medication errors defined? A systematic literature review of definitions and characteristics.
Int J Qual Health Care. 2010 Dec;22(6):507-18
Authors: Lisby M, Nielsen LP, Brock B, Mainz J
Multiplicity in terminology has been suggested as a possible explanation for the variation in the prevalence of medication errors. So far, few empirical studies have challenged this assertion. The objective of this review was, therefore, to describe the extent and characteristics of medication error definitions in hospitals and to consider the consequences for measuring the prevalence of medication errors.
PMID: 20956285 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]