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Medication Errors

Medication errors are the most common type of patient safety incidents worldwide and cause harm to patients, distress to medical staff, and costs to the healthcare system.
Bjorksten K, Bergqvist M, Anderson-Karlsson E. Medication errors as malpractice-a qualitative content analysis of 585 medication errors by nurses in Sweden. BMC Health Services Research. 2016; 16:431.

Many medication classes were associated with claims resulting in adverse drug events, including:
1. antibiotics
2. antidepressants or antipsychotics
3. cardiovascular drugs
4. anticoagulants

Rothschild J, Federico F, Gandhi T. Analysis of Medication-Related Malpractice Claims, Causes, Preventability, and Costs. Arch Intern Med. 2002; 162:2414-2420.

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