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Nurses' perceptions of why medication administration errors occur



Nurses' perceptions of why medication administration errors occur



Medsurg Nursing 7(1): 39-44



Nurses play a key role in medication administration in hospital settings. Five categories of reasons for medication errors were identified in a survey of 1,384 nurses. These categories include physician, systems, pharmacy, individual, and knowledge-related factors. In this article, issues surrounding the occurrence and prevention of medication errors are discussed.

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