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A systems approach to medication error reduction

Schaubhut R, Jones C ...see all

Journal of Nursing Care Quality, vol. 14, issue 3 (2000) pp. 13-27

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An interdisciplinary process for the reduction of medication errors was implemented at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. The Medication Administration Review and Safety Committee expanded the error reporting system with a comprehensive concurrent chart review process. Safe administration of medications through a systems approach has led to a reduction of documentation deficiencies, a new follow-up process, and an increase in reported errors.

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  • Concurrent chart review
  • Medication error
  • Medication reporting tool
  • Remedial process
  • Systems approach

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  • PUI: 31452843
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-0034168687
  • ISSN: 10573631
  • SGR: 0034168687


  • Rose M. Schaubhut

  • Cheryl Jones

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