Therapeutic errors involving adults in the community setting: nature, causes and outcomes

David McDonald Taylor, Jeffrey Robinson, Dawson Macleod, Catherine E MacBean, George Braitberg

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Abstract

Therapeutic errors involving adults in the community setting: nature, causes and outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To compare the nature of therapeutic errors made by adults in community residential units (CRU) and private homes (Home). METHODS: This was an analytical case series of therapeutic errors, involving adults, reported to the Victorian Poisons Information Centre (January 2006 to March 2007). The main outcome measures were the nature, causes and outcomes of the errors and actions taken or recommendations for avoidance. RESULTS: Ninety-seven CRU and 611 Home residents (cases) were enrolled.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388 - 394
Number of pages7
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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