Hospital admission leads to drug errors

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 17 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:621
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

In over half of hospital admissions of elderly people in Canada, drug errors occur at the time of admission, including some potentially harmful changes in drugs or dosages, warned a recent study (Archives of Internal Medicine 2005;165: 424-9). Researchers from the University of Toronto screened the medical charts of all patients admitted on an unplanned basis to the general internal medical clinics …

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