Keywords

drug-related problems, medical errors, medication errors

Abstract

Medical errors have received a great deal of attention in recent years. The phrase medical errors is an umbrella term for all errors that occur within the health care system, including mishandled surgeries, diagnostic errors, equipment failures, and medication errors. This article is a review and discussion of the literature on the scope of medical errors, with a focus on drug-related problems and medication errors. Cost and quality ideas for addressing these issues are provided.

Original Publication Citation

Lassetter, J. H., & Warnick, M. L. (2003). Medical errors, drug-related problems, and medication errors: A literature review on quality of care and cost issues. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 18(3), 175-181.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2003-7

Publisher

Journal of Nursing Care Quality

Language

English

College

Nursing

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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