Journal article

Interventions to reduce medication errors in adult medical and surgical settings: a systematic review

Elizabeth Manias, Snezana Kusljic, Angela Wu

Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background and Aims: Medication errors occur at any point of the medication management process, and are a major cause of death and harm globally. The objective of this review was to compare the effectiveness of different interventions in reducing prescribing, dispensing and administration medication errors in acute medical and surgical settings. Methods: The protocol for this systematic review was registered in PROSPERO (CRD42019124587). The library databases, MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched from inception to February 2019. Studies were included if they involved testing of an inter..

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