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Perioperative Medication Errors: How Big Is the Problem?

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Background: Operating room medication dispensing needs to be timely and accurate. Most medication errors are self-reported. Objective: To assess the rate of perioperative medication errors that may or may not lead to adverse events, their type and severity, and their preventability. Design: Epidemiologic study. Methods/Participants: Data were collected by a trained team over 7 months and categorized into errors with or without potential harm and errors with or without adverse event more...
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