Journal article

Medication error trends and effects of person-related, environment-related and communication-related factors on medication errors in a paediatric hospital

Elizabeth Manias, Noel Cranswick, Fiona Newall, Ellie Rosenfeld, Carlye Weiner, Allison Williams, Ian CK Wong, Narelle Borrott, Jerry Lai, Sharon Kinney

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIM: This study aimed to examine reported medication error trends in an Australian paediatric hospital over a 5-year period and to determine the effects of person-related, environment-related and communication-related factors on the severity of medication outcomes. In particular, the focus was on the influence of changes to a hospital site and structure on the severity of medication errors. METHODS: A retrospective clinical audit was undertaken over a 5-year period of paediatric medication errors submitted to an online voluntary reporting system of an Australian, tertiary, public teaching paediatric hospital. All medication errors submitted to the online system between 1 July 2010 and 30 Jun..

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