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Pattern of medication errors among inpatients in a resource-limited hospital setting.

Authors
  • Thirumagal, M1
  • Ahamedbari, M A R1
  • Samaranayake, N R2
  • Wanigatunge, C A3
  • 1 Ministry of Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine, Baddegama Wimalawansa Thero Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka. , (Sri Lanka)
  • 2 BPharm Degree Program, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Soratha Mawatha, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka. , (Sri Lanka)
  • 3 Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Soratha Mawatha, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka. , (Sri Lanka)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Postgraduate Medical Journal
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2017
Volume
93
Issue
1105
Pages
686–690
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2017-134848
PMID: 28596444
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Prescribing and medicine administration errors happen in resource-limited hospitals. Errors related to dosing regimen and failing to document medicines prescribed or administered to patients in their records were particularly high.

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