Medication Errors

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedicines Management: A Guide for Nurses
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781405181631
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • 'Swiss cheese model' of system failure
  • Common types of medication error
  • Four main errors of commission-in medication management
  • Medication errors
  • Medication errors and hospital admission or readmission
  • Medication errors-complex and often inter-related factors
  • National Patient Safety Agency [National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA)
  • Omission error
  • Strategies reducing medication errors

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