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UK agency unveils plans to cut infusion device errors

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 15 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1053
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    The body charged with improving patient safety in the NHS, the National Patient Safety Agency, has unveiled plans to cut the number of mistakes associated with the use of infusion devices.

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    Professor Liam Donaldson: infusion pump incidents had emerged as a “clear cut problem”


    Last year 161 such incidents were reported to the agency from 18 trusts during a nine month trial audit of errors and near misses in the NHS. Data from the former Medical Devices Agency show that over half the 700 infusion incidents …

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